|Photo by Tom Caulkins|
- Whenever there’s a ball rolling in the street, there’s likely to be a child following it. Slow down and prepare to stop quickly.
- Pay attention to the lone child walking along the street. Drivers are more likely to overlook a single youngster than several together.
- Be aware of children on roller skates, skateboards or roller blades who often roll onto streets from alleys or driveways.
- Look out for bicyclists — especially young or new riders. Give them plenty of room.
- When mail is out of sequence, never back up to re-deliver a missed box. Get out of the vehicle, secure it properly and walk to the missed box if you can do so safely.
- Never give mail to children while inside a vehicle. If children approach the vehicle, get out and ask them to move away. Double-check the area surrounding the entire vehicle before resuming delivery.
One reader wrote in and comment on the the limited visiblity on our postal vehicles and suggested that we install back-up cameras in all our postal vehicles? Worth it? Comment here.