Stay Safe in School Zones
For most of Louisiana, school is back in session this week. With the return of students to our classrooms also comes an increase in traffic to our roads—including the return of school buses. A reminder video on school zone safety appears here.
The start of a new school year means more vehicles on the road—especially in the early morning and mid-afternoon—as buses and parents pick up and drop off children. With this in mind, something as simple as setting a reminder to leave a few minutes early can help parents and commuters avoid both traffic complications and potentially dangerous accidents.
Always plan ahead. If you are rushing, you are far more likely to take unsafe chances. Other safety tips include:
- Always have your children exit the right side of your vehicle away from traffic
- Avoid cell phone use—including talking, texting, or surfing the web—in a school zone
- Be sure to use extra caution while driving in any school zone at any time of day
- Never try to pass any school bus that has stopped to load or unload children
In Louisiana, school zone laws are in effect between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. on weekdays; limiting all traffic to 20 MPH during those times. Many local districts employ traffic cameras to enforce the speed limit in school zones. This includes the city of New Orleans, which authorities say currently has over 100 traffic cameras in active use.
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Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.August 10th, 2018