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Increasing Safety To and From School

Post Date:01/29/2018 2:15 PM

Officer Pilger is at it again! This morning, he stopped by Buchser Middle School and observed nine teens arrive for school riding a scooter, skateboard or bicycle without a helmet.

Instead of citing these youngsters, Officer Pilger and Sergeant Shearer praised the students for their physical activity, arriving to school on time and informed them of California's helmet law. Then, they provided the teens with a free helmet courtesy of California Office of Traffic Safety grant.

The Santa Clara Police Department wants every child to get to and from school safely, and enjoys creating fun opportunities for kids. 

Why cycle or scooter to school?

  • Morning exercise contributes to your ability to concentrate in school 
  • Improves your fitness level
  • Exercise can help to relieve stress and boost a positive mental attitude
  • Gives kids a taste of independence and responsibility
  • Good travel habits learned young may last a lifetime, possibly reducing your carbon footprint
  • It's fun and free!

Remember, if you ride, California state law requires riders under age 18 to wear a helmet on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard and roller/in-line skates.





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