Motorists are urged to use caution as school bells will soon be ringing

Charles City School Bus

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.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.