Safety Tips for Back to School

Going back to school can be an exciting time for everyone. It can also open the door to make unfortunate accidents since your children are spending more time out of the house. To ensure that your children stay safe this school year, make sure to follow these back to school safety tips.

  • Be aware of school buses. Always yield to school buses. Keep in mind that it takes much longer for buses to stop since they are larger and heavier. Also remember that the bus driver is also dealing with many children on the bus who are probably voicing their excitement about seeing all of their friends.
  • Pay attention to speed limits. The speed limit around a school will drop, so make use you are aware of how fast you are going. The slower you go will also help you to be ready for any situations, such as a child running out into the street.
  • Be a safe walker. If you are walking your children to school, make sure that you are paying attention to everything around you, from the cars on the road to other people walking. If your children are old enough to walk to school by themselves, make sure that they always walk with a friend and are aware of traffic laws.
  • Check your insurance. When the kids are going back to school, it is the perfect time to look over your insurance policies, especially your homeowners policy and auto policy, to ensure that you are covered in any situation. If you are going to have a new teen driver this year, make sure that you know what this will mean for changes in your auto insurance. If your child is moving away to college and living in an on campus dorm, check your homeowners insurance policy to ensure that it will provide the right amount of protection for your child’s belongings that they bring with them to school. If they are moving into an off campus house or apartment, investing in a renter’s insurance policy is the only way to protect their assets from damage or theft to any of their belongings, such as their laptop and TV.

When sending your children back to school, no matter if it is back to college or just starting first grade, it is important to make sure that you have the right insurance policy to protect you from any peril.  Contact the insurance professionals at DG&M Agency for all of your auto policy and home insurance coverage needs.