It's back to school time, if you have kids who walk to school or to the bus stop, you've probably worried about their safety from time to time.
And with the number of recent abductions across the country, those concerns are most likely heightened.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep them safe.
Police say you can start by trying your hardest to have an adult walk your kids. If that's not possible, make sure they walk in pairs or in a group.
Talk to them, tell them not to talk to any strangers under any circumstances, and if they do see anything suspicious, be sure to call the police.
Drivers also need to pay special attention with more kids on the roads.
Police are asking you to be aware of school zones and slow down to 20 miles an hour.
And don't forget, it's illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its lights flashing.
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Source: www.nhtsa.dot.gov (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site) contributed to this report.