When summer starts to turn to fall, the kids go back to school. You want to make sure you’re safe on the road when school’s back in session. Here are some back to school driving tips.
School Buses. Remember, it’s the law to stop for school buses, but don’t just stop when they put out their big STOP sign. Yield to them when they’re trying to merge and increase your following distance.
School Zones. Speed limits in school zones are typically between 15 and 25 miles per hour. Remember that you only have to decrease to this speed when the lights on the school zone signs are flashing. Be careful in general when driving through school zones because kids can be around when the lights aren’t flashing.
Seatbelts. If you’re a parent responsible for carpooling during the year, make sure that you’re practicing safe driving skills and make sure that everyone is buckled up.
Teen Drivers. Keep a special eye out for teen drivers in school areas. Since they’re driving for the first time and are likely excited about it, you’ll have to be especially cautious when driving around them.
There’s a reason Subaru was awarded the Best Resale Value of any brand by Kelley Blue Book. Make your next family car a Subaru! Here are some of the best Subaru models for families.
The Forester has all the space you need for the whole family and more. With ample storage for cargo and roomy seating for five passengers, you can take the family on a trip and fit all of your luggage. It’s also got smart fuel efficiency of 32 highway mpg so you’ll minimize those gas station stops.
The Outback has that classic Subaru look with classic Subaru reliability. It comfortably seats five to fit the family and has a host of safety features to protect everyone in the car. For instance, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology monitors traffic movement and warns you when you’re drifting from your lane. If vehicle suddenly stops ahead unexpectedly, the Outback will automatically help you slow down.
Who says Subaru can’t do sedans? The Legacy is the perfect car if you’ve got a smaller family and love the sleek sedan style. You’ll get tech features like dual-zone automatic climate control so that no matter where you or your passengers are sitting, you’ll be comfortable.