Summer is coming to an end and kids are heading back to school. Roadway Insurance wants to remind our drivers of back-to-school driving tips.
School days bring congestion, from yellow buses picking up kids, students walking or riding their bikes hurrying to get to class before the bell rings, and parents rushing to drop off their kids before work. It’s never been more important for drivers to slow down and pay extra attention especially before and after school.
Back-To-School Driving Tips
- Be aware of school zones and reduced speed limits.
- Always stop at cross walks where pedestrians have the right of way, and never stop in a cross walk because this impairs a pedestrian’s ability to cross.
- Allow for a greater following distance when driving behind a bus. If you see yellow or red lights flashing, stop with enough room for students to safely enter and exit the bus.
- Always stop for a school patrol officer or cross guarding holding a stop sign.
- When dropping off a student at school, never double park because it blocks visibility for other children and drivers.
Following these five helpful driving tips and by exercising extra care and caution, drivers and students can be safe this upcoming school year. It is also helpful to allow for extra time for your commute during school rush.
Most of all, remember that you must be insured to drive and be compliant with the Maryland state car insurance laws. The state of Maryland requires all drivers to have a minimum coverage of 30/60/15: $30,000 for bodily injury per person, $60,000 for bodily injury for two or more people and $15,000 for property damage.
For more back-to-school driving tips or for a free quote, contact one of our convenient Roadway locations. We also offer MAIF Insurance for those drivers who have been rejected or cancelled by previous insurance companies.