Walk It, Bike It!
Spring has sprung and it's rodeo season at Safe Routes to School. As we write this, we're setting up for our 17th rodeo in a row...and it's raining cats and dogs! We love teaching students new skills on their bikes, and we've had a lot of success with our new paper toss and obstacle course challenges. Want a rodeo for your school? Send us a note today!
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Nothing changes about the need for school bus safety. Fines have increased for persons passing through an extended stop arm, but we're still seeing a lack of yielding. Let us remind you today and every day, you must stop for an extended stop arm on a school bus on a two or three lane road. Watch for students exiting the bus, DO NOT pass a stopped bus on the right side. Yes, this has happened.
Our children deserve safe passage to and from school, no matter how they get there. You are a part of that, so please be a good driver and make sure to follow the laws.
Remember your lights!
We see too many students without proper lights on their bikes, so please check with your kids and check the lights/reflectors/brakes/air pressure/chain with them before school each day. This matters! If we can see each other, we can work with each other. White light on the front must be visible from 500 feet in Idaho. A red reflector is required in Idaho, but we recommend adding a red light to be more visible to oncoming motorists. Forward and rear visibility matters to everyone.
Walking School Bus: Try one today!
Ever seen a group of students walking to school together? There are informal walking school buses that take place every day, but what if you started a formal one in your neighborhood? We can help you sort out a few details to get you going. This is a great way to ensure activity before and after school, and helps activate the mind. We know with regular exercise the mind becomes more active and this reflects in the classroom as well.
Send us a note today to schedule your school!