With the beginning of school, it’s a good time to remind everyone to drive safely.
While it’s always important to obey the rules of the road, it’s time to be even more cautious as children walk or ride bikes to school; parents pick up or drop off children in school zones; and busses stop for children to load or exit.
It seems fairly routine, but it only takes a minute for accidents to occur.
Some areas of town do not have sidewalks; in others, road construction creates chaotic driving patterns.
Even in areas where traffic patterns are not disrupted, it’s important to be cautious.
And while it’s important to watch for children on the road, it’s equally important to watch for younger drivers as they drive to and from school.
Inexperienced drivers may be easily distracted, so it’s as important to drive safely as it is to drive defensively.
“Drive safely,” has become a cliche, but it’s an important one.
It’s worth saying again.
Please drive safely.