How to use this planner
Fall is just around the corner and with it comes shorter days and the start of the school year. Unfortunately, this busy time of year can also be a dangerous one. Road travel increases and traffic patterns shift. Many children rely on walking, riding a bicycle, or catching a bus – either a school bus or a public transportation bus – to travel to and from school. Fewer daylight hours can make it harder for motorists to see these young pedestrians.
This planner provides a variety of materials for parents and other caregivers, teachers, safety advocates, and other concerned adults to use to teach and/or reinforce children's pedestrian, bicycle, and school bus or public transportation safety habits. It also provides the latest information about International Walk to School events, which are taking place during the entire month of October.There is information about an innovative new program called Safe Routes to School, and the new SAFETEA-LU regulations for 15-passenger vans. Also, there is a special activity section for children so that they can begin to establish lifelong safety habits that hopefully will stay with them for the rest of their lives.