Middlebury's Mary Hogan School students will get recognized when they walk or roll to school (bike or bus) this Wed. We urge families to form Walking School Bus Routes or Bike Trains from their neighborhoods or drop off children at remote points (e.g. Shaws lot, sports center, Kinney's) to walk in from there. Avoid drop off by car right at school entrance.
TEACH RULES OF ROAD
Pedestrians should use sidewalks, cross at crosswalks, wait for signals, use crosswalk safety flags & rapid flashing LED beacon lights to signal intent to cross (at Cross/ S Pleasant St by high school, Court/N Pleasant St by Middlebury Inn and Pulp Mill Bridge). These lights improve your visibility significantly. Always look first & make eye contact with motorists before crossing. Cyclists ride with traffic bearing as far right as practicable, claim lane to navigate rotaries or turn left, yield to pedestrians, stop at stop signs, signal turns with arms, use lights/reflectors at night. Drivers slow down for, yield to walkers & cyclists, don't text & drive, SLOW DOWN FOR SAFER TOWN! Walkers hit by cars at 40 mph have 15% survival rate while those hit at 20 mph have 85% chance of survival.
Enhances health (arrive at school exercised and alert for classes), Reduces traffic, improves air quality, deepens commitment to neighborhood, helps test for safe routes.
Hosted by Middlebury Safe Routes