AAA offers safe-driving tips

August 19, 2004

As the school year starts, AAA Mid-Atlantic has the following suggestions for drivers:

  • Slow down in or near school and residential areas, and be sure to come to a complete stop at all intersections.

  • Drive with your headlights on, even during the day, so children and other drivers can see you.

  • Watch for clues such as crossing guards, bicycles and playgrounds, which indicate children could be in the area.

  • Scan between parked cars and other objects for signs that children could dart into the road.

  • Be extra cautious in adverse weather.

  • Pay particular attention in the morning and afternoon hours when driving near schools.

  • Always stop for school buses that are loading and unloading students.

- Source: AAA Mid-Atlantic

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