We at the Arizona Unit of the National Socialist Movement would like to take this opportunity to caution motorists that school is back in session throughout much of our state. Drivers should be aware of the rules concerning school buses and crosswalks. The life you save, may be your own child's
The NSM believes that our children are our future and we should make every effort to guarantee our young students grow up to be adults. This requires the participation of all drivers.
When driving, allow enough time to make your trip, observe all rules of the road and watch out for children. That means hanging up your phone and watching the road. You are operating a machine that requires you constant and undivided attention. Everyone needs to step up and take the responsible road.
Back to school driving safety tips
It’s back to school time in Arizona, which means a surge of children will begin commuting to and from school in the coming weeks. In fact, according to the Arizona Department of Education, nearly 700,000 students from pre-school to eighth grade are estimated to head back to the classroom. To promote safety during this time, AAA would like to offer reminders aimed at keeping everyone safe.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, children age 15 and younger accounted for seven percent of all pedestrian fatalities in 2009 and 25 percent of all pedestrians injured in traffic crashes. More. . .
For over twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on the school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before the children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules. http://www.safemotorist.com/Arizona/Children/school_buses.aspx
Unfortunately, some people either don't care or haven't received this message. Ultimately, children will end up getting injured or killed due to selfish, impatient and inconsiderate drivers.
My own quiet rural neighborhood located south of Maricopa, Arizona, appears to be home to such scofflaws. My home is located at an intersection which is also the local school bus stop.
On, Tuesday, August, 9, 2011, a vehicle owned by my neighbors from across the street was observed ignoring the flashing red lights and stop sign on the school bus stopped in front of my home.
The Bonefields are normally the first ones to call 911 as soon as I drop a pencil, but seem to have no problem with gambling with the lives of children. These are they type of people who routinely endanger the safety of others. Whether it's unlawfully allowing dogs to roam at large or guiding a deadly weapon better known as a motor vehicle, some people just refuse to get the message.
As a pedestrian, you should assume that people like this are always on the road and that your life is potentially in danger at all times. Be careful! Stay alive!
How to prevent injuries, deaths during the school year for walkers
PHOENIX - Students walking to school aren't focused on the horrid accidents that can happen on the way to campus until it happens to them.
That's why an Arizona fire department has released a list of simple steps you can take to avoid injuries and deaths during the school year.
Here is the department's list of safety tips for pedestrians: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/education/How-to-prevent-injuries,-deaths-during-the-school-year-for-walkers
Some years ago, a former co-worker of mine was stopped in Scottsdale, AZ for ignoring the red lights and sign displayed on an empty school bus being operated by police officers. Law enforcement was conducting a “sting operation” and managed to catch plenty of dangerous people. My friend was criminally charged, had to take time off work to attend court and paid a substantial fine. Pay attention people! If you kill a kid, you could lose everything you ever worked for. . .and rightly so.
I spent many years as a courier driver. I transported bank bags, cash, infectious diseases, medical products and many other items that were either valuable or dangerous. I have also been injured multiple times by other careless and selfish motorists. As a former professional driver, I urge everyone to wise up. When people screw up, we all pay in the form of higher insurance premiums and health care costs.
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