School is in session in NE Arkansas and that means teen drivers are once again commuting to high school and college campuses across this corner of the state. These added vehicles along with droves of yellow school buses create more traffic and because of this, drivers need to pay extra attention when driving to and from school. Here are ways to help you and others say safe on the road this school year.
School zones have reduced speed limits. Whether it is the morning or afternoon rush of dropping off and picking up or any other time of day that school is officially in session, drivers need to be aware of the school zone speed limit and slow down upon entry. Pedestrians can be unpredictable but if you know the right procedures you will be able to respond appropriately.
Schools have proper procedures in place for picking up and dropping off students. As a commuter to that campus, you need to be aware of these rules even if you are not going to be picking up or dropping off students. Simply being cognizant of pedestrian and driver rules for your campus will make you a more alert and responsible driver.
Share the Road with School Buses
As a general rule, when you are sharing the road with a school bus, give that bus a wide berth. This way, when it slows down to pick up or let off children, you have plenty of time to stop. The area around the bus is dangerous for children and drivers need to be aware of their surroundings at all times when a bus is loading or unloading children.
GTW Insurance serves NE Arkansas and has auto insurance policies for teen drivers. To learn more about the options available to full-time or part-time teen drivers, contact us today.