It's time to consult a New Orleans auto repair expert if your brakes need work.
It's that time of year when New Orleans schools are back in session and those big yellow school buses are everywhere. Kids are everywhere, too. In the mornings they're hanging by the side of the road waiting for the bus. And in the afternoons they're getting off them to head home.
It's time for drivers to be especially careful and mindful of the rules of the road. Geico auto insurance offers these safe driving tips for sharing the road with a school bus:
- "Stay alert for flashing lights on a bus – School buses flash yellow lights to warn drivers of an impending stop. Drivers should treat yellow flashing lights the same as a yellow stop light, and decrease their speed to prepare to stop as well.
- "Prepare to stop when you see red – DO NOT PASS when the lights are flashing red because the bus has stopped to pick up students that may be crossing from the other side of the road. Unless the bus in on a divided highway, all traffic should stop to allow the bus to load or unload students.
- "It’s illegal to pass a stopped school bus flashing red.
- "School buses stop frequently – Maintain a safe following distance of at least 2-3 seconds. This habit helps you better anticipate stops, and allows for more reaction time if children are trying to cross the street."
And be sure your brakes are in top working condition so you can stop for that bus or when a child darts out in front of you.
If you're not sure of the condition of your brakes, it's time to get them checked out at a New Orleans auto care expert like those at Twin Tire and Auto Care. If you know your brakes aren't in great shape, then a New Orleans auto repair expert is called for. Twin Tire has auto repair experts, too.
Twin Tire has been the quality New Orleans auto repair and auto care service center since 1973 when it opened. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care centers - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a Harahan location for heavy commercial vehicles.
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