Boardman elementary school among those participating in National Walk to School Day

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The day is designed to promote student safety and exercise

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s National Walk to School Day on Wednesday.

Students and teachers at Robinwood Lane Elementary in Boardman were eager to take part.

The day is designed to promote student safety and exercise.

If students do plan to walk to school, they should walk in the opposite direction of traffic, cross at intersections or marked crosswalks and wear reflective clothing and carry lights so drivers can see them.

The Ohio Department of Transportation also had the following advice for drivers:

  • Slow down and obey the speed limit in school zones.
  • Put your phone away so you won’t be distracted while driving.
  • Watch for people walking or riding a bike while making a turn.
  • Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.

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