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Driving safely around kids requires caution and vigilance

Being out of school for the summer was one of the best parts of being a kid. It’s also one of the most dangerous times for your delivery drivers. Share these reminders with your team for a safe and happy summer season.

Expect the unexpected

  • Kids can be unpredictable. They may know all the rules but will likely forget them when in the middle of a game with friends.
  • Keep an eye out for kids running, riding bikes and playing ball. These activities can put a child in the street quickly.
  • Just because there is a sidewalk, doesn’t mean children will use it. Watch for kids walking and playing in the streets.

Slow down

  • Driving safely around children means slowing down and paying attention to your surroundings. Be careful when cars are parked on the streets limiting your view. Small children are difficult to see when between cars.
  • Back out of driveways and turn corners with extra caution. Take extra time with any unusual maneuvers.

Vacation state of mind

  • Kids aren’t the only ones enjoying time off in the summer. Many families will be hitting the roads on vacation. These drivers are likely trying to follow directions to a new destination and may make unexpected turns or stops. This kind of distracted driving requires extra vigilance and patience.
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  • Workplace Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Injury Prevention