31 Jul Tiger Towing’s Back to School Driving Safety Tips
The beginning of fall brings the start of another school year. School buses, carpools, and even more traffic pack the roads in the early morning and late afternoons. There’s a lot more to look out for, and Tiger Towing wants you to be as prepared as possible when it comes to hitting the road in Columbia, MO. Take a look at these helpful tips to assure you and those around you are staying safe on the road.
Four Tips for Safe Driving:
Abide by Speed Limits and Traffic Signs
There’s a reason speed limits are set for certain areas. It’s important that drivers abide by these speed limits to avoid colliding with other drivers, maintaining control of their vehicle, and to avoid getting pulled over. School zones often have different speed limits set for different times of day. It is important to keep an eye out for speed limit changes and other traffic signs.
Pay Attention to Bus Stops
Although it is hard to miss a big yellow school bus, sometimes people forget how to share the road with school buses. School buses take several designated stops to let passengers off and are obligated to stop before train tracks. It is necessary drivers pay attention when a bus is stopped–children may be getting off the bus, crossing to the other side of the road or going behind the bus to get home. Whether you are behind the bus or across of it, passing a bus when it is stopped is against the law. You must wait until the bus’ stop sign is put down and the bus begins moving. Always be alert and aware when driving near a bus.
Look Out for Crosswalks
With more people and children populating crosswalks during the school year, there is a need for crossing guards to help guide and organize traffic. Crossing guards usually stop traffic with a stop sign and step out in the middle of the intersection to let children cross. Typically, they dress in bright neon colors to enable high visibility from a distance. It’s important to follow the signs and rules of the crossing guards–they have the best interests of both the students and the drivers on the road in mind.
Save Tiger Towing’s Number: (573) 449-3754
No one can predict situations such as traffic accidents, getting a flat tire, or getting locked out of his or her vehicle. These situations bring stress to drivers everywhere. Plan ahead by saving Tiger Towing’s number in your phone. You never know when a collision or debris on the road will hinder getting to work or getting your children to school. We are here to help. Tiger Towing provides roadside assistance 24/7 to Columbia, MO, and other surrounding areas. We will help get you back on the road as safely and as quickly as possible!
A new school year means more people will be on the road, causing traffic and sometimes heightened anxiety. Here at Tiger Towing, your safety is our first priority. If you are ever in need of roadside assistance in Columbia, MO or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to give Tiger Towing a call. We offer anything from 24/7 roadside assistance, flat tire changes, winching, and more. For all of your roadside assistance needs, call Tiger Towing today at (573) 449-3754.