After a long, hot summer, school is back in session! What does this mean for you as a driver?
Many students choose to walk and roll to school, and thus when out driving, you should be on the lookout for students. At intersections, stop completely and scan for students and other people who are walking and rolling. Remember, in Oregon, people riding a bicycle do not have to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, so be sure to watch what a cyclist is doing at an intersection to avoid a collision.
At crosswalks, come to a full and complete stop and allow the person to completely finish crossing before you begin driving again. Remember to do this even when a crossing guard is not present. In school zones, make sure you are driving the posted speed and looking out for students who may be using the roadway.
While these are always good things to remember to do while driving, as school starts up again it is good to get a refresher. Consider taking the Oregon Friendly Driver course, where you will learn more about these tips and much more! Help make sure we all get to where we need to go safely.