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Rain impacts school children safety

As the rain continues to pour more parents will be dropping off their children at school causing more traffic and driving hazards

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 12:23 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2019 1:23 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif - When dealing with rain drivers need to consider more than just roadway flooding and accidents on the highway. 

For residents across Shasta County, it also means more cars on the roads early in the mornings to drop off children to school.

According to the principal at Shasta Union Elementary School, more parents will be out on the road dropping off their children at school.

That's to keep those kids who normally walk to school out of the rain.

So make sure to leave a little earlier to either drop-off or pick-up your child because of the traffic.

Parents will also need to drive slower and be more alert of children walking around cars in the parking lot as they try to make it around campus.

"A really big thing is awareness around the bus, keep a big distance around cars and bus, and be aware that children will be hopping on and off of that bus," said principal Kim Miller. 

This becomes less of an issue around the high schools but you will encounter more teen drivers there, who may not be as experienced in the rain.

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