Families should make traffic safety a priority by discussing the many risks present in each of the different ways children travel to school, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service safety expert.
“Whether it’s riding on a school bus, walking, peddling a bike or using a skateboard or scooter, it’s important children become familiar with potential safety hazards,” said Bev Kellner, AgriLife Extension passenger safety program manager, College Station. “Kids get some safety rules and advice from their bus driver, teachers, school principal and others, but parents and other caregivers are the best and most trusted sources for a child’s safety information. Regularly discuss safety with your children so it becomes top of mind, no matter how they get to school.”
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