Police share back to school safety awareness and tips

Published on August 15, 2022


The new school year is here and parents, students and drivers should be aware of more pedestrian, bicycle, skateboard and vehicle traffic in the community. Commuters should expect increased congestion throughout the school week and build extra time into their schedules.

Residents may also notice police officers posted in school zones helping with pedestrian safety, as well as safe loading and unloading of students. Children should know safe routes to school and agree on a place to meet their parents or guardians after school.

Those under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when bicycling, riding a scooter, skating or skateboarding. Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic. It is imperative to follow the directions of school crossing guards and to stow handheld devices to avoid distraction via talking or texting. It is important to pay attention to what is going on around you.

Parents should also ensure the school office has current emergency contact information on file.

Check out this back to school bicycle safety tips video.

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