School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities Â all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways.
The start of a new school year always is a treacherous time both for motor vehicle operators and children alike, who once again must become accustomed to sharing the road with each other Â during the busiest time of the day when everyone is in a hurry either to get to work or Â to school.
For motorists, this means slowing down, especially when a school bus or school crossing is in sight. We can assure every one of our readers that no one wants to be the driver of a car that killed a young child, even if that child happened to be darting into the street.
So please drive safely and be extra-vigilant for small children.