Good Ways to Design Your School Drop Off Zone

Good Ways to Design Your School Drop Off Zone

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When it comes to getting kids to school safely and on time, the school drop off zone continues to pose a headache. Parents trying to drop off their kids are often in a hurry, and the drop off area needs to be able to withstand a high volume of traffic during the half hour or so before the school day begins. Deliberate, creative design can help ensure that your school’s drop off zone is functional, convenient, and safe for students. If you’re planning a school or thinking of renovating your current setup, the below tips can help. Features to Include in Your School Drop Off Zone Your school drop off zone needs to be designed to withstand the traffic that your school sees during its prime hours – just before…
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5 Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers That Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

5 Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers That Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

Karpool, Tips
That title may seem morbid and extreme, but, unfortunately, it’s true. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “More school-age pedestrians were killed from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. than any other hours of the day,” and “thirty-four (35%) of the school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes from 2007 to 2016 were 8 to 13 years old.” Those numbers are alarming and worth our attention! Naturally, parents want to be safe drivers to protect their precious cargo. But, sometimes parents simply do not know how dangerous the roads are in the hours before and after school. Hopefully, after sharing these stats with you today, you will strive to be a safer, wiser driver as kids head back to school. By following…
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