Barden Elementary teaches students about road safety

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Barden Elementary is making safety a priority.

It is a walk-zone school. That means all of its students live within a mile and a half of the building.

School Officials asked some Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies to teach their students about road safety since most of their students walk or ride bikes to school.

“There are so many accidents involving students on their bicycles,” said Assistant Principal, Melanie Roberts.

She adds the month of October is designated for Safe Routes to School. 

Bike Up for Safety is one way Barden Elementary students are learning.

“They need to know the proper way to ride in the streets and in the road ways because of the vehicles,” explained Sergeant Wanda Ammons with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

With their helmets fastened and a deputy escort, the students put their knowledge to practice as they road their bikes around the school.

But what about students who walk to school? Roberts said they took the children to the cross walk and taught them how to cross the street using it.

Sergeant Ammons adds drivers need to do their part as well.

“You do need to be on the look out for them. There’s supposed to be a three feet clearing for you to go around the bicyclist,” said Sergeant Ammons.

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