Remember the excitement you felt when the last day of school was approaching and you knew the long summer break was just ahead? Many students throughout the area are experiencing that now, and by Friday all of them will leave the classroom behind for the season.
As the students begin their carefree lives of summer, motorists should start taking extra precautions.
Remember, since the children aren't in school, it's more likely that they'll be enjoying the outdoors. It's ever more important for drivers to obey the speed limit and traffic signals. It's also a good idea to be more observant for pedestrians.
Although youth are taught the rules of the road for walking and bicycling, they may get caught up in the moment of their summer adventure.
A driver who stays on the lookout will keep the roads safer for us all.