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Back to School Safety Tips

As summer draws to a close, remember that most schools are back in session. By sharing the road responsibly and following some simple safety tips we can all make sure children are safe.

Pedestrian Tips
  • Look left, right, and left again (before you enter the roadway)
  • Walk with a friend or family member
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Use crosswalks (when possible)
  • Stay on the sidewalk (when possible)
  • Respect the crossing guards
  • Read and follow the roadway signs
  • Don’t walk and text
Driver Tips
  • Stay alert and no distracted driving
  • Follow proper posted speeds
  • Make eye contact with pedestrians and fellow drivers
  • Look left, right, and left again before turning onto a new roadway
  • Don’t encroach into crosswalks
  • Be extra cautious in school crossing areas
Biking Tips
  • Do an ABC maintenance check before you ride
  • Wear a helmet and reflective clothing
  • Use bike lanes with the flow of traffic (when possible)
  • Walk your bike in a crosswalk
  • Look left, right, and left again before you enter the roadway
  • Use appropriate hand signals when making turns
  • Make eye contact with drivers and pedestrians
  • Read and follow all posted signs and signals

Equip your bike with reflectors and lights if you plan to ride at night


Ask CAO Jeffrey Blair

Officer Jeffrey Blair

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