Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety

Children across the nation are heading back to school and drivers need to take precaution on the road.  Motorists need to be especially careful in school zones. Parents need to review safety rules with their kids about walking or bike riding. 

Children who walk to school need to use the sidewalks.  When there are no sidewalks, they need to walk on the side facing traffic.  Kids should always wear a helmet when riding a bike. 

When a child is taking a bus to school they need to stand away from the curb.  Bus riders should get on and off of the bus when the driver says it’s okay.  Kids need to stay seated until the bus has come to a complete stop. 

Children need to cross the streets using crosswalks.  They need to look both ways to make sure a car is not coming. 

Drivers can also practice safety measures on the road.  Be extra careful before and after school.  Don’t pass a school bus when its lights are flashing.  Always drive the speed limits.  When a driver is leaving their driveway, make sure there are no kids walking by. 

Gerber Collision and Glass would like to have a fun and safe school year for everyone.  Please review back to school safety rules.

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Don’t race the light

Don’t race the light

Lately there has been a rise in collisions due to running traffic lights.  We see vehicles all the time speeding through red lights or pushing on the gas through yellow ones.  We need to focus on safe driving, especially when coming to traffic lights.  In recent years, many cities have installed cameras at traffic lights.  If you run it, your vehicle and license plate will get their picture taken.  You will be issued a traffic citation and may have to appear in court.

 There has also been an increase in school bus accidents.  Drivers racing to get through the light have caused major collisions with these buses and children have been seriously hurt.  Gerber Collision and Glass want to remind everyone to take it slow.  Running a red light is never worth it.  Causing a serious accident or being issued a hefty ticket is all that will result.