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As school year begins, watch out for kids

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Postal Service employees should stay alert now that schools are back in session.

USPS is reminding employees to watch out for children now that schools are resuming.

Drivers must take precautions to avoid accidents and keep children safe by staying alert, driving defensively and remembering that kids are unpredictable.

While driving, remember to:

  • Slow down and obey the speed limits.
  • Adjust your mirrors so you can see around your vehicle.
  • Avoid backing up your vehicle.
  • Avoid distracted driving.

In a school zone, watch for a flashing yellow light that indicates you must reduce your speed to the limit posted. Do not pass or change lanes and obey posted speed limits in school zones.

Slow down when approaching a school bus. Children will be getting on or off the bus if it has flashing red lights or a stop sign extended.

Vehicles on both sides of the street must stop at least 10 feet away from the bus, until the children have safely entered and exited the vehicle.

The Safety Blue page has additional on-the-job tips, including a Safety Depends on Me video on avoiding distracted driving.

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