Be care­ful out there

The Covington News - - OPINION -

This past week in nearby Mon­roe, a teen-age stu­dent lost his life be­cause, with­out think­ing, he dashed back out into a busy street to re­trieve a skate­board.

It is al­ways a tragedy when a young per­son’s life is snuffed out. This young man never had a chance to spread his wings and fly off to find out what life held in store for him.

The same thing could eas­ily hap­pen to a stu­dent in our com­mu­nity.

You, as a driver, can help to pre­vent such a tragedy from re­cur­ring. Give your­self more time be­tween des­ti­na­tions. Slow down. Be alert for chil­dren dart­ing out of ev­ery drive­way.

When you see a school bus with yel­low, then red flash­ing lights, give that bus plenty of room when you stop.

We don’t want any of our chil­dren in New­ton County to be hurt this school year.

So take ev­ery pre­cau­tion, in­clud­ing putting down that cell phone while driv­ing.

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