AAA Urges Motorists to Use Extra Caution as Kids Head Back to School

OMAHA — As thousands of students across Nebraska get ready to start the 2019-2020 school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity and traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones. “AAA urges drivers to allow extra time for their morning commute, use extreme caution when driving through neighborhoods or school zones where children are present, and always avoid distractions that take your mind and eyes off of the roadway,” said Rose White, public affairs director for AAA-The Auto Club Group.

AAA also wants to remind motorists about the importance of respecting school bus operators and the precious cargo they are transporting. “It may be tempting to drive around a stopped school bus, but not only is it dangerous, it’s against the law.  In Nebraska, not stopping when approaching or overtaking a school bus which has its stop lights on and the stop arm extended is unlawful and could result in a hefty fine. The only exception occurs when approaching a school bus in the opposite direction on a roadway divided by a median” White stated.

 

 

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