Town of Yorktown Police Department and AAA Urge Safety for "School's Open - Drive Carefully" Campaign
There is no doubt that school openings this year will look different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
AAA’s annual “School’s Open—Drive Carefully” campaign alerts motorists to the special risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes—the leading cause of death for children from five to fourteen years old. More parents will be walking and driving their children to school, due to the uncertainty of school bus services and new COVID-19 protocols. Motorists should continue to be extremely cautious of children darting out between parked cars.
The Town of Yorktown Police Department also emphasizes the need to show extra caution when driving as schools reopen, particularly between typical arrival and dismissal times.
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