Safety campaign celebrates 73 years of traffic safety in school zones and neighborhoods
DEARBORN, Mich., (August 21, 2019) — With many Michigan schools back in session, children will be walking, biking and riding the school bus. Making those trips safe is of the utmost importance. Over 1.5 million children across Michigan will head back to school, with 10 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes. AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.