Knox County Oak Ridge blind spots school bus
Don Lindsey with AAA shares advice and facts drivers need to remember.
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00:00 Welcome to WB IR dot com it is the first
00:02 day of school for Knox County interests counting Oak Ridge school's
00:06 web school. And we wanna talk about that school safety Don
00:10 Lindsay from AAA is here Don good to see again let's
00:13 talk to you yeah absolutely this is a tradition for us.
00:16 Let's go to out some of the key things drivers need
00:18 to remember. School starts well this is certainly first of all
00:22 know where the school zones are no where the school bus
00:24 stops are in your neighborhood or on your route to work.
00:26 Because it's important that if you can avoid those of you
00:29 you might save some time and certainly possibly take it if
00:32 you forget the two schools on -- No where they are
00:35 when they operate. And understand too that kids are when they
00:38 get out of school in the afternoon are just bust in
00:41 homes they wanna go have some fun. And end sadly the
00:44 statistics are that child pedestrians are killed. A quarter of them
00:48 are killed between three and seven in the afternoon and so
00:50 it is a really tough time for kids and safety understand
00:54 that as well. And then the speed factor is still important.
00:58 A pedestrian is two -- -- likely to be killed by
01:00 car going 35 miles an hour than a -- going 25
01:03 miles an hour there's a huge difference in that speed that's
01:06 why the school zones set those date. And remember too that
01:09 their big blind spots around our cars sadly we've had a
01:12 number of of children hurt or killed lately by by people
01:17 backing over the know where those blinds start spots are checked
01:20 him out don't depend solely on the camera because there's some
01:23 still some areas that might miss. All right great information --
01:26 we really appreciate it thank you. All right and that certainly
01:29 be patient out there as well hope it's a great first
01:32 day of school.