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crossing guard stopping traffic for children at a crosswalk

Drivers must take precautions in and around school zones, and children need to learn how to be safe getting to school, too.

Tips for drivers

  • Stay alert.
  • Watch for children might run between vehicles.
  • Be mindful of children at bus stops.
  • Put away your cellphone.
  • Slow down.
  • Obey school zone speed limit signs and all traffic rules.
  • Drive safely around school buses.
  • Drop off and pick up children in the designated areas.

Tips for students walking or biking

  • Stay alert.
  • Don't run between vehicles.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Put away electronic devices.
  • Cross at intersections and designated crosswalks.
  • Obey crossing guards.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
  • Never attempt to cross a multi-lane highway.
  • Walk on sidewalks.
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike.