School children dressed in their new clothes and wearing their over-stuffed backpacks returned to school last week and this week, marking summer vacation’s end and the beginning of a new year. For the next nine months or so sidewalks near our great local schools will overflow with giggling children as they walked to and from school, hopefully without incident.
Just in case, now’s a great time to remind drivers to slow down and give your kids a pedestrian safety refresher course. Like those algebra equations, a few safety tips might have slipped from their minds over the summer break.
Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, offers these pedestrian safety tips:
Our schools’ crossing guards do a fantastic job keeping children safe but it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure the only worry students have when walking to school is whether or not they packed that history assignment. Village Life hopes everyone — students, parents, teachers, etc. — have a fantastic school year.