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Posted on: August 9, 2018

First Day of School

School Crossing

There had been much anticipation about the ongoing construction at the JFK campus. In preparation for the increased traffic, the Police Department deployed additional personnel to the area, including bike patrol officers.  While there was a large amount of traffic and the typical delays on Walker Street; overall, the first day of school went surprising well. Over the next several days and into next week, the Police Department will continue to actively monitor the traffic situation around the schools.    

With children heading back to school, we want to share these safety reminders with you:

  • Watch your speed in school zones! Be aware that school zone speed limits may vary in hours and speeds. Be sure to follow the posted limits.
  • Slow down in residential areas. Watch for children crossing the street and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert! The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children walking to and from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings and more likely to take risks, ignore hazards, or fail to look both ways when crossing the street.
  • Always stop when directed to do so by a school patrol sign, school patrol officer, or designated crossing guard.

For more tips on school safety, check out the National Safety Council's Back to School Safety Checklist:

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