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As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It's important to remember – and share with your children – some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.
Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions. Here are some tips to make sure your child safely travels to school:
Review your family's walking safety rules and practice walking to school with your child.
Teach your child the rules of the road and practice riding the bike route to school with your child.
Teach your children school bus safety rules and practice with them.
Stay alert and avoid distracted driving.
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