Back To School Driving Tips

Back To School Driving Tips

With back-to-school right around the corner, it's time to prepare your child for the school year with new notebooks, pens and pencils, lunchboxes, and so much more. There's just one more thing for you to coordinate: carpool duty! When it's your turn to pick up and drop off the little learners at school, there are a few things you can do to ensure the ride goes as smoothly as possible. Our Delphos area Ford dealership is here to provide you with some helpful back to school driving tips.

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Plan Your Carpooling Route

  • Get everyone in your carpooling group together to discuss routes, schedules for morning pickup and afternoon drop off, and particular rules that both parents and kids must follow. Remember the most important part of carpooling: be on time!
  • Make sure there are enough seats for each child.
  • Keep the lines of communication open and create a group email or text for emergency purposes.
  • Discuss your availability and assign consistent days and routes to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Remind kids who is picking them up after school so they know where to go!

On The Way To School

  • Children who are shorter than 4 feet 9 inches must ride in booster seats.
  • Kids 13 years and older are allowed to ride in the front seat. Anyone younger must ride in the backseat.
  • Keep the car in park until you're sure everyone is buckled in.
  • Obey the speed limit, traffic patterns, and instructions from crossing guards.

Dropping Off and Picking Up Your Students

  • Remind the kids who will be picking them up in the afternoon.
  • Make sure everyone exits the vehicle on the curb side.
  • Take a look in the backseat to ensure no backpacks or lunches have been forgotten.
  • Keep your drive distraction-free. Don't tune the radio or glance at your phone while driving. You'll be the favorite of carpool monitors, parents, and kids alike.

Delphos Area Parents Are Ready To Conquer The Carpool Lane

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Now that you've got some expert carpooling tips, you're ready to start the school year off on the right foot! Remember, if you're feeling your car could use an upgrade, you can always view our new Ford inventory. You can always count on your Ford!

If you have any questions or want some more carpooling tips, don't hesitate to contact us at our Delphos area used car dealership today.

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