(WVLT)- With many kids either back at school or days away from going back- AAA has some important safety tips.
Driving through a school zone can be dangerous for both pedestrians and drivers if safety isn't a priority.
AAA says when you drive through a school zone at 10 miles an hour instead of 15- you are two-thirds less likely to strike and kill a pedestrian.
You are also asked to stay focused and keep your eyes on what is coming up.
Do not use your phone or change a radio station- that breaks your concentration.
Plan ahead. This allows you to arrive at your destination on time by dealing better with unplanned events like a traffic back-up.
Don't forget to stop for school buses on both sides of undivided roads while they drop off passengers.
Watch out for people coming out of driveways.
Watch for bike traffic.
And don't forget to obey all rules of the road.
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