School Safety Tips

School has started; the students are back. Always drive safely, especially in school zones!

Reminders for motorists:

  • Watch out for children.
  • Observe the posted speed limit and watch for school zones.
  • Do not pass a stopped school bus when its lights are flashing.
  • Do not pass other vehicles while in a school zone.
  • All traffic must stop when red lights are flashing on a stopped school bus and should not proceed until the bus has turned off its flashing red lights.
  • Drivers must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian already crossing the street whether in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. A crosswalk legally exists across each leg of a marked OR unmarked intersection.

Reminders for pedestrians:

  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Make certain the motorist sees you before stepping in front of a moving car.
  • Cross the street at intersection crosswalks whenever possible. If you must cross mid-block, be careful crossing from between two parked cars.
  • Watch carefully for approaching traffic. Wait for traffic to clear before crossing the street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles at signalized intersections before stepping off the curb, even if the pedestrian signal says walk.