BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

08/14/2013

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor reminds citizens Fayetteville Public Schools will resume classes next week and asks that everyone use extra caution and care while driving.  

          Chief Tabor is asking citizens to plan their routes around school zones carefully and to adjust their driving times to compensate for the additional traffic.  There are additional safety considerations for drivers during the school year.  Many children will be waiting at bus stops, walking, riding bicycles, and riding in cars to and from school.  Chief Tabor offers the following suggestions to parents, children and motorists in Fayetteville:   

Tips for children:

��         Pay special attention to all traffic signals and crossing guards.

��         Never cross the street against a red light, even if you don't see any traffic coming.

��         Wear reflective clothing and bright colors so drivers can see you easier.

��         Plan a safe walking route to school or the bus stop.

��         Arrive early for buses.  Stay out of the street, and wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the street.

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Tips for Drivers:

Drivers need to be very aware when school is back in session and children will be walking to and from schools and bus stops. As autumn approaches, there will be less daylight and children will be out early in the morning and more difficult to see.

��         Be watchful around schools and bus stops for children running into the street.

��         Watch for children entering the street from behind buses or running to catch the bus.

��         When driving your children to school, deliver and pick them up as close to the school as possible..

��         Drive slowly when approaching children riding bicycles and walking near the street.

��         Watch your speed when entering school zones.

 

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