Traffic Safety at Your School
Safe Walking Tips
- Cross only at crosswalks or at corners.
- Look all ways before crossing.
- At signalized crosswalks, cross only at the proper signal
- Avoid crossing between parked cars.
- Use sidewalks. When there is no sidewalk and it is necessary to walk in the street, walk on the left side, facing traffic.
- Wear or carry reflective material at night to help drivers see you.
- Observe and Obey police officers, crossing guards, school safety patrols, traffic signs and signals.
- Walk and cross streets with other groups of children for better visibility by drivers.
Safe Bicycling Tips
- Always wear a Bicycle Helmet!
- Be sure your Bicycle is in good working order: brakes working, seat property adjusted, reflectors, & proper tire pressure.
- Obey all traffic rules: Stop signs, traffic signals and crossing guards.
- Wherever possible ride on bike paths or on sidewalks for younger children. Older children riding in street should always ride on the far right side of the street or in a bike lane.
- Use hand signals:
- Always stop before entering traffic from a driveway or sidewalk, and give vehicles & pedestrians the right-of-way.
Safe Driving Tips
- Obey traffic laws
- Carpool with neighbors to reduce the number of cars at the school.
- Be patient and allow extra time to drop-off and pick-up students – especially during inclement weather.
- Don’t stop in moving traffic to load or unload your child.
- If streets adjacent to school are congested park one or two blocks away and walk your child to/from school.
- Set an example for your child by using crosswalks and obeying signs, signals and crossing guards when walking your child between the school and your car.
- Be on the lookout for children and yield to pedestrians.
- Buckle up!