Less daylight means Bronx drivers need to be more aware
The Department of Transportation (DOT) says car accidents are the leading cause of deaths that could be prevented among children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. Road safety experts say now that daylight is shorter, drivers need to look out for the safety of children on the road.
Classes at some Bronx schools have been extended until 4 p.m. this school year. This could increase the chances for accidents near schools this winter. Experts say drivers should slow down while driving near a school and should be prepared to stop.
If you want to teach your children about traffic-safety, the city is offering a program for students called "Safe-City" in every borough. Click here to find out more about the program.