The new school year means adjustments for everyone – for the kids it’s adjusting to a more structured schedule and for adults it’s adjusting to an increase in pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic. During the first few weeks of school the bus drivers and the kids are adjusting to the new routes. Additionally, there may be kids walking or riding bikes to school in your neighborhood. It is important to remember that traffic in your area will increase and school speed zones will be enforced, so you should allow extra time to get to your destination. Lastly, it is important for adults and children to review school safety procedures, so everyone can have a safe and healthy school year.
For parents dropping off and picking up from school:
For children walking to and from school:
For children biking to and from school:
Over the last 10 years, playground related brain injuries have increased despite improvements in playground equipment safety and design. In 2013, 29,000 kids were treated in emergency rooms for playground head injuries and concussions. Of those injured, 6 out of 10 where boys and over half ranged in age from 5-9 years. The majority of injuries occurred in April, May and September.
Matt Casey and Matt Devoti wish your family a happy and healthy 2016-17 school year.
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