Here are tips to keep the kids safe no matter which you choose.
- School bus. School buses are built to be better than passenger vehicles at preventing crash injuries and they are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school.
How do you stay safe while walking to school?
Walk To School Safety Tips
- Parents should plan a safe route.
- Don’t take shortcuts.
- Young children should walk with an adult.
- Older students should walk with a friend.
- Don’t push, shove, or chase each other when near the street.
- Don’t take rides from people if it wasn’t arranged by a parent.
- Wear bright-colored clothes.
What are safe school routes?
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an approach that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school.
How can I walk safely?
Walk safely in rural and urban areas.
- If possible, walk during daylight hours.
- Choose routes that are well used, well lit, and safe, and those with places to sit in case you want to stop and rest.
- Stay alert at all times.
- Always walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Walk on a sidewalk or a path whenever possible.
Can my child walk to school alone?
The Safe Routes to School program recommends children under the age of 10 not cross a street alone. In general, the consensus seems to be that 5-year-olds are too young, 6- and 7-year-olds should walk in a group and that by age 10, most kids are ready.