Tips for Safer Carpooling

It’s that time of year, summer has come and gone, new clothes are in the closet, backpacks and lunch boxes have been eagerly chosen.   The new school year is here, and one important question to answer is ‘what to do about carpools’?
It would be very convenient, no matter how short the drive, to share the burden of getting the kids to and from school or after school activities. Plus, the little ones enjoy riding with their friends and even family pets.  This is no time to skimp on safety as most car crashes happen close to home and they are even more prevalent when so many commuters are on the roads before and after school. http://www.safekids.org/research-report/distracted-drivers-school-zones-national-report-2009

Here are just a few tips to keep in mind:

Carpooling to and from school should be fun. It’s a great time to catch up with your child and their friends. You learn a lot in just a short drive and if your ride is long, kids can see the world go by, unwind and just relax a little. Taking a few precautions is worth the effort. They will learn a lot of things at school. They will learn even more as they ride safely, with you.

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