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Safety First


School bells will soon be ringing. GRM Networks® and its subsidiaries would like to remind everyone to think about the safety and well being of our area students and school personnel as they begin a new school year. With buses and young drivers on the roads, take a few minutes to brush up on the safe driving tips listed below.

  • All passengers should wear a seat belt and/or an age- and size-appropriate car safety seat or booster seat.
  • Do not text or talk on your cell phone while driving.
  • Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
  • Be alert for school zones that have a reduced speed limit at designated times of the day.
  • Watch for school buses. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate the school bus is stopping to load or unload children. State law requires you to stop when coming from both directions.
  • Keep an eye out for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks.
  • Be alert for children playing and gathering near bus stops and for those who may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking or biking to school.
  • When driving in neighborhoods or school zones, watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to or away from school and may not be thinking about getting there safely.

The safety tips listed here are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For more information on school safety, visit their website at