Return to school requires renewed safety emphasis

School playgrounds, halls and buses – most of which have been dormant the past three months – will return to life in the next few weeks as children migrate back to class.

That means more children walking and riding bicycles to school, boarding school buses and riding in private vehicles. ITD wants to ensure those trips to and from school are as safe and incident-free as possible.

Traffic around schools increases exponentially when classes resume, and that brings the potential for conflict between vehicles and young children. Motorists and children need to be especially vigilant and remain focused on safe travel.

ITD joins law enforcement agencies, school administrators and teachers, parents and parent organizations across Idaho to urge caution during the twice-daily commutes.

Children and their parents/guardians are encouraged to follow these lifesaving suggestions to make travel to and from school safer:


Published 8-16-13