With summer vacation is coming to its end, parents are beginning to focus on preparing their children for the upcoming school year. Part of this focus should be ensuring your children are being safely transported back and forth from school.

According to the American School Bus Council, students are around 70 times likely to safely arrive at school if they travel by school bus instead of car. With teenage drivers having higher rates of crashes than adults, the school bus provides students with a far safer alternative. Plus, the students can text, socialize and talk with their friends without the dangerous risks involved with inexperienced or distracted driving which can affect everybody on the road. Below are some tips to keep students and school bus drivers safer.

 For Students

  1. Arrive at the Bus Stop On Time

Children should arrive at their bus stop a minimum of five minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time. Take your child to the bus stop beforehand and show them where they will wait for the bus to arrive. This should be a minimum of six feet from the curb. If your children are younger, remind them they should run or play around the bus stop.

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George Mason University, located in Fairfax, VA has a delivery system that is taking campus by storm. As of now, students, faculty, and staff can order food and drink delivery from a fleet of helpful robots.

The program came about as the result of a partnership between Starship Technologies, an area robotics firm, and major food services organization Sodexo. Service to students and staff is made possible via the Starship Deliveries app, which promises to deliver a complete transformation of college food services with brands like Starbucks, Blaze Pizza, and even Dunkin’ Donuts getting on board and offering delivery to hungry students and staff across college campuses.

The robot can be tracked via GPS as it makes its delivery so starving students and associate professors can track the progress of their food or coffee fixes, as the case may be. Upon arrival, the robot sends users an alert and they can unlock the robot’s door, so they can receive their items, and make payments via their mobile phone apps.

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Summer is the perfect time for weekend road trips. Unfortunately, with more cars on the roads, the risks of theft and more are even greater. There are things you can do, though, that can help reduce your risks of having your car stolen during your summertime travels.

Steering Wheel Lock

This ingenious device makes your car far more difficult for thieves to take your car. It is essentially a device you mount onto the steering wheel and lock into place rendering the steering wheel unable to turn until the device is removed. While some ingenious thieves may be able to unlock the device, it takes time and calls attention to what they are doing. Two things thieves don’t like. For these reasons, it is a highly effective tool for preventing theft.

Ignition Kill Switches

This hidden gem can be installed in your car, out of plain sight. It functions by disabling your ignition switch so the car cannot start. A specific sequence of events must be taken to unlock the car once the kill switch is activated that thieves are not privy to, allowing only the owner to start the car.

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