AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully campaign was launched in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 55.4 million children (Pre-K through 12) are enrolled in school (2020). Drivers are encouraged to stay alert in areas where children are present, paying special attention during the morning and afternoon hours while children are coming to and from school.
Every fall, millions and millions of children across the United States head back to school. Since many of those children typically walk or bike to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours.
Having a heightened sense of awareness of children and following the practices below will help to keep your drive and children safe: