As we turn the page from summer to fall it is time again to be aware that the kids are now back in school. I would like to remind everyone, from individuals to fleet managers, the importance of being aware of your surroundings and paying extra special attention in the morning and afternoon when the school buses are picking up and dropping off.
For fleet managers I would strongly recommend that you speak with your drivers about the importance of being careful driving around our neighborhoods. As we normally drive 10 mph over the speed limit on the highways doing this on local streets could mean the difference between life and death. In addition to being the right thing to do, driving slow in neighborhoods has the added effect of making your company seem more responsible. The effect is better customer perception of your company. Better perception = more sales!
It is also a good time to remind drivers the dangers of using cell phones while driving. Many times I have observed drivers on the phone go right by the stopped bus with warning lights flashing: no clue to what they just did.
Let’s keep our kids safe by driving slower, dropping the phone and paying more attention to our surroundings. Parents and kids will really appreciate it.