School zone sign

School Zone Safety Tips

Tuesday , August 06 , 2019

With school back in session, we want to remind drivers to slow down and be attentive when driving near schools and in school zones.

Speed Limits

Speed limits are visibly posted in school zones during school hours. When approaching school zones, remember to slow down and obey the posted speed limit.

Passing

Don’t pass other cars or school buses while driving in a school safety zone. 

Parking

Don’t park your vehicle in or near a school zone. Pay attention to the street signs that designate parking and no parking zones.

Stopping

Come to a complete stop when at a stop sign and when people are using the crosswalk to safely cross the street. Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn. This will force pedestrians to go around you, which could put them in the path of moving traffic.

Alertness

Don’t be a distracted driver. Put down your smartphone and never text or use your mobile device while driving. Pay attention to your surroundings and watch for children riding bikes and walking to and from school.

New Drivers

If your teen is driving to and from school, please remind him or her to adhere to rules of the road and to be extra cautious when driving near school zones.