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School Starts Tomorrow - Follow These Safety Reminders

Post Date:08/14/2019 1:00 PM

Where did the summer go? With children heading back to school today, the Santa Clara Police Department has a few safety reminders....

  • Allow extra time to get to and from your destination
  • Watch your speed in school zones! Be sure to follow the posted speed limits
  • Slow down in residential areas. Watch for children crossing the street, riding bicycles and congregating near bus stops.
  • Do not pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Traffic in both directions on undivided highways must stop when students are entering or exiting a school bus (the red flashing lights and extended stop sign arms are your cue to stop). On a divided roadway, all traffic behind the school bus must stop
  • Be alert! The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children walking to and from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings and more likely to take risks, ignore hazards, or fail to look both ways when crossing the street
  • Always stop when directed to do so by school safety patrol, crossing guards and school administrators

For more tips on school safety, check out the National Safety Council's Back to School Safety Checklist: https://bit.ly/2KIPh8T.

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