I have clients who have kids that grow up and want to get their driver’s license and it is a scary time to watch your kid get behind the wheel and drive off to school. Learning to drive is a skill that takes some time to get proficient at, but it is more difficult when you have people darting in and out of lanes or not staying focused on the job of driving.
If your kid is walking to school, it isn’t always much safer. I live near a school and often see drivers in a hurry blow through the crosswalk, even with an adult in a bright yellow vest holding a “stop” sign standing in the middle of the street. Please teach your kids that even though they are in the crosswalk, they need to be alert to what the cars around them are doing as the crosswalk will not protect them. I recollect my father telling me when teaching me the dangers of crossing a busy street that “I could be in the right, but I could be dead right”, meaning even if I used the crosswalk, if I didn’t pay attention and a driver wasn’t paying attention, I wasn’t going to win the battle with a car.
So pay attention and be careful out there avoiding the knuckleheads. And if you happen to pull up to a stop light and the view into the car to your left looks like this;