This is what Traffic looks like in DC on the daily, it just gets worse when the schools re-open.
COVID -19 has confined us all to our houses and immediate locations until further notice. Of course, that’s what we all thought, until it was time to go back to school.
Some of us were lucky, everything was all online, allowing us to further seclude from the rest of the world. Some of us had no choice but to go back. So herein lies the question – how do we deal with school traffic?
Anyone that is fully awake and perky in the morning is strange and you should probably avoid them. We aren’t sure what their issue is, but it’s surely not natural. Since you aren’t supposed to drink coffee in your formidable years (they say it stunts your growth – we aren’t sure who “they” are), you may need some extra ‘umph’ to get yourself going in the wee hours of the morning. We suggest loud rock music, or whatever sort of music floats your boat.
Fortunately, the bus traffic is few and far between, but you still need to be cautious of your surroundings. Even though day to day and rush hour traffic is lighter, crashes can still happen and can cause traffic. Let’s be honest, most of those early morning crashes are going to be caused by someone who has been blinded by the sun. So please, pay close attention.
Every school zone has different laws, so stay focused when you’re in those areas. There will be more cars on the road because people are currently not feeling to keen on public transportation; and we can’t exactly blame them.
Remember to go slow in parking lots and kiss and ride lines for the students that are being dropped off. Kids don’t pay attention when they cross parking lots, so remember to go slow.
Do your homework before you get in the car… Slacker.