American Medical Response offers back to school driving safety tips
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -It’s back to school time and American Medical Response (AMR) wants to remind Laramie County residents to practice safe driving skills as students return to class.
“It’s important to slow down and follow all rules of the road when driving during school commute times,” said Kasandra Moloney, operations chief of AMR Cheyenne. “The health and well-being of our community is our top priority and ensuring students get to and from school safely is part of that.”
AMR Cheyenne offers the following safety tips to keep in mind when driving in school zones and near buses.
- When driving through a school zone:
Obey the speed limit.
Stop completely at stop signs and crosswalks.
Choose a different route – if you are a daily commuter and not a parent picking up or dropping off a child, avoid a school zone if you can.
- When dropping off or picking up at school:
Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures. Make sure you know the rules specific to your school.
Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for children and vehicles.
Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school.
Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school.
- When sharing the road with school buses:
It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
If the yellow or red lights on the bus are flashing and the stop arm extended, traffic must stop from either direction if you are on an undivided road.
By following these safety measures, you can help students have a safe, successful school year.
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