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Keep Safety In Mind as School Season Nears

Summer is almost done and soon we'll be hearing the school bell ring.

With school back in session, that means more drivers, bike riders and pedestrians on our roadways and sidewalks. With road construction taking place on Demaree and Goshen and many students heading to school for the first time, don't let safety slip your mind as your out on the roadways.
Drivers:
  • Never use an electronic device while driving
  • Follow all traffic signs and speed limits in school zones
  • Watch crosswalks and keep an eye out for pedestrians
  • Always "Slow for the Cone Zone"
  • Follow bus directions:
    • Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop.
    • Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign indicate the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. Drivers in both directions must stop their vehicles and wait until the lights go off, the stop sign is back in place and the bus is moving before they can start driving again.
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Never pass a bus loading or unloading children

If you're traveling through construction, allow yourself extra time to leave on your way to and home from school. Scheduling in extra time to allow for heavier traffic allows you to reach your destination safely.

When getting on the roadway, whether it's back to school season or not, always remember safety first.



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