TxDOT’s Be Safe. Drive Smart. Public Awareness and Education Campaign offers timely back-to-school tips for both drivers and students to help keep schoolchildren safe (see Back to School PDF below). Specific tips address the following topics:
Children Walking or Biking to School
- Cross the street at intersections or marked crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before
Driving in School Zones
- Stay alert and put your phone away. Using a handheld electronic device while driving in an
active school zone is against the law.
- Always obey school zone speed limit signs. Remember, traffic fines usually double in school
Drivers Sharing the Road with School Buses
- Stop for flashing red lights or a stop sign on a school bus, regardless of which direction you're
headed. Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing, or the bus
driver signals it's okay to pass.