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#eyesUP: 'Back-to-school' means dangerous roads

Routines are changing and students are heading back to school, so it's important to keep your #eyesUP on the road.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - We just wrapped up the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads - the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when more people are on the road, and the most crashes occur.

However, the time of year AFTER Labor Day can be equally as dangerous, as people change their routines and students head back to school

"You're going to have buses out there, you're going to have all of the kids commuting back to college, and all of those just add up to why it's so important for everybody to share the road in a responsible manner and to make good decisions not to drive distracted," explained Mike Hanson with the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety.

Here are your back-to-school reminders:

  • Drive the posted speed in school zones.
  • Watch for pedestrians at crosswalks.
  • Be on alert for school bus stop arms.
  • Make sure you are focused on driving and not distracted by anything.

Help us put an end to distracted driving in the state by taking our #eyesUP pledge. Text eyesUP to 25543.

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