HAVE A LAUGH!
MAKE WAY FOR STUDENTS
CLASSIC APPLE CRISP
Inspired by Food Network
In Jefferson County alone, there are about 900 buses transporting roughly 70,000 students during the school year. That’s a huge amount of traffic, and it’s all heading to and from school zones. Whether or not you have little ones of your own, everyone has to deal with driving past schools. You probably already know that fines are doubled in school zones, and they have special speed limits. Following these orders, though, isn’t just a matter of legal compliance; it’s a safety issue. Kids are notoriously unpredictable, especially when you have hundreds of them in one place vastly outnumbering the adults around them. To make sure you are as safe as possible around school zones, follow these best practices in addition to the law. SAFE DRIVING IN SCHOOL ZONES
Filling: • 5 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp maple syrup • 1 tbsp lemon juice Topping: • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup brown sugar • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon What do you do when apples are in season but you don’t have time to make a pie? You opt for a crisp, of course. INGREDIENTS
ASSUME SCHOOL’S IN SESSION
• 1/4 tsp salt • 6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces • 1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
Unless it’s 2 a.m. or the windows are boarded up, bet on the school being open. Just because it’s the afternoon doesn’t mean there aren’t children participating in extracurricular activities. Some schools only enforce lowered speed limits during certain hours, but, if you’re not sure, abide by the lower speed limit. School zones are rarely more than a block or two, so nobody will get mad about you holding up traffic.
REACT — DON’T GUESS
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While driving, it’s all too easy to anticipate how others will behave. When you pull up at four-way stop, for example, you figure everyone understands the right of way. Dealing with experiences like these over and over again can put you on autopilot. Kids don’t have such a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. The youngest aren’t even adept at crossing the street. As such, it’s crucial to react to kids in school zones rather than taking what they’ll do for granted. A great tip is to try to make eye contact with children so that you register one another’s presence.
TALK TO YOUR KIDS
In addition to focusing on whether your child has their homework in their backpack, be sure to educate them on how to best act around vehicles. It’s not a child’s responsibility to avoid getting hit, but a few precautionary measures can work wonders for everyone’s peace of mind.
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