It is our position that, just as students are getting back into the routines associated with the school year, those who have moved on from going to school must do the same.
First off, school zones are back in effect. While they are a pain, they’re in place for a reason and can help save lives. Even if there doesn’t appear to be anyone remotely close to the road, please continue to follow the posted speed limit. Not doing so is irresponsible, and against the law.
Second, school buses will be back out on the streets. While it is another hassle for those in a hurry, it’s important to be watchful and come to a stop when the stop arm on the bus is displayed. Bus drivers have enough to deal with without other drivers being a major concern.
Gone are the warm (maybe too warm) summer mornings where the kids could sleep during the morning traffic rush. Now, they’re going to be right there in the middle of it with everyone else. We need to remind ourselves of some of the finer points of driving during the school year.