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.