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Drive Safe!

TxDOT’s Be Safe. Drive Smart. Public Awareness and Education Campaign offers timely back-to-school tips for both drivers and students to help keep schoolchildren safe (see Back to School PDF below). Specific tips address the following topics:

Children Walking or Biking to School
  • Cross the street at intersections or marked crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before
Driving in School Zones
  • Stay alert and put your phone away. Using a handheld electronic device while driving in an
    active school zone is against the law.
  • Always obey school zone speed limit signs. Remember, traffic fines usually double in school
Drivers Sharing the Road with School Buses
  • Stop for flashing red lights or a stop sign on a school bus, regardless of which direction you're
    headed. Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing, or the bus
    driver signals it's okay to pass.