Des Moines, Iowa – RadioIowa – With school starting soon, Iowa drivers are being reminded they might help to save a life if they slow down and stay alert. Rose White, at Triple-A-Iowa, says motorists need to keep watch for pedestrians, especially around school buses and school buildings.
If you’re hauling kids to school in your own vehicle, White has a few common-sense tips.
In almost all cases, motorists need to stop if they come upon a school bus with its lights flashing and the stop arm extended.
White says drivers should reduce distractions by getting in the habit of turning off the cell phone when getting into a vehicle. Triple-A research finds taking your eyes off the road for two seconds doubles your chances of getting into an accident.