Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - In conjunction with the first day of classes for Lima City Schools Triple A Auto Club held a press conference on Tuesday for their School’s Open Drive Carefully event.

Since 1946 Triple A has been dedicated to helping reduce the number of school related pedestrian injuries and fatalities with the School’s Open- Drive Carefully Campaign.

Over the past few years the Triple A has put a special focus on this campaign in Lima to ensure the safety of school aged children.

Through the School’s Open - Drive Carefully campaign people are asked to slow down near schools- eliminate distractions- and watch for bikes and buses.