With August right around the corner, it’s important to get ready for kids to go back to school. Motorists should always be alert in school zones where children may be present, like bus stops, schools, and school parking lots, and students should know safe practices for walking and biking to school.
There are many things motorists, parents, and children need to keep in mind to help everyone stay safe, and happy throughout the school year.
Motorists must remain stopped until the road is clear of children and the school bus stop arm is withdrawn.
Other penalties include serving 120 community service hours in a trauma center or hospital, and participating in a victim’s impact panel session or an approved driver improvement course.
Children should never walk behind a bus and should always stay away from bus wheels. When the bus stops, children should wait for the driver to signal that it is safe to cross the road or board the bus.
If a student is biking, make sure they know the rules of the road and always follow them!
Spreading valuable information to motorists, parents, and students on safe bus, walking, and biking practices will go a long way towards protecting Florida’s children.