Traffic Safety at Your School

Safe Walking Tips

  1. Cross only at crosswalks or at corners.
  2. Look all ways before crossing.
  3. At signalized crosswalks, cross only at the proper signal
  4. Avoid crossing between parked cars.
  5. Use sidewalks. When there is no sidewalk and it is necessary to walk in the street, walk on the left side, facing traffic.
  6. Wear or carry reflective material at night to help drivers see you.
  7. Observe and Obey police officers, crossing guards, school safety patrols, traffic signs and signals.
  8. Walk and cross streets with other groups of children for better visibility by drivers.

Safe Bicycling Tips

  1. Always wear a Bicycle Helmet!
  2. Be sure your Bicycle is in good working order: brakes working, seat property adjusted, reflectors, & proper tire pressure.
  3. Obey all traffic rules: Stop signs, traffic signals and crossing guards.
  4. 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.
  5. Use hand signals:
  6. Always stop before entering traffic from a driveway or sidewalk, and give vehicles & pedestrians the right-of-way.

Safe Driving Tips

  1. Obey traffic laws
  2. Carpool with neighbors to reduce the number of cars at the school.
  3. Be patient and allow extra time to drop-off and pick-up students – especially during inclement weather.
  4. Don’t stop in moving traffic to load or unload your child.
  5. If streets adjacent to school are congested park one or two blocks away and walk your child to/from school.
  6. 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.
  7. Be on the lookout for children and yield to pedestrians.
  8. Buckle up!