Precautions for Crossing the Road
When getting off the bus, make sure that no car passes over the shoulder.
When you cross the street to get on the bus or go home, make eye contact with the driver before continuing.
The office of traffic safety reminds parents of the importance of wearing seat belts on their vehicles, including ensuring that young children sit in appropriate car seats. Infants and young children should sit on rear facing seats, and preschool children should sit on front facing seats with safety belts; Preschool children who have reached the height and weight limit should sit on an elevated seat.
In addition, the traffic safety office reminded parents that distracted driving is dangerous driving and urged people not to make phone calls while driving and to stay focused.
According to the data of distracted driving in Minnesota, the number of distracted drivers has decreased in the past decade, but DPS said that “improvement is needed”:
In 2010, there were:
·76 traffic deaths related to distraction
·236 suspected serious injuries
In 2021, preliminary data show that:
·27 distraction related traffic deaths
·154 people suspected to be seriously injured