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

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – It’s National Walk to School Day.

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

A number of other local schools also plan to participate.

The day is designed to promote student safety and exercise.

The event at Robinwood Lane starts at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

If students do plan to walk to school Wednesday, 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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