If you’ve ever had to drop a kiddo off at school, you know the challenges back to school traffic brings. Discover how you can make your morning and afternoon commute to and from school easier.
Share the Road
Whether you’re headed to preschool, an elementary school, middle or high school, you are more than likely sharing the road with bikers, pedestrians, other parents, school buses and maybe even student drivers. Before you start your car, be sure to eliminate any distractions – and yes, that includes turning your beloved cell phone to silent. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when driving, especially when you’re sharing the road in a school zone.
Understand Drop-Off Procedures
Most schools have specific drop-off procedures for parents, guardians and drivers to abide by during the school year. These are generally set in place for the safety of the students. For any school zone, you should always: 1. avoid unloading or loading children into your vehicle across the street from the school and 2. avoid double parking, as it blocks visibility for other children and nearby vehicles. Carpooling is a great way to limit the number of vehicles in the drop-off zone as well! Speak to the parents of your children’s friends to see if they would be interested in joining a carpool.
Get There Faster
With Peasy Tolling, you can stay alert as you drive while getting there faster. How? Peasy lets you drive in the fast lane, every time, eliminating the need for you to stop, collect change or find your card and pay at the tolls. Reduce your worries and focus on the road ahead when you download Peasy for free!