Police Give Reminders for Back to School Safety - WBAY

Police Give Reminders for Back to School Safety

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De Pere - When you head to work on Tuesday morning, you'll likely notice school buses back on the road again, and a lot more kids walking to class as school starts back up. 

Police have safety reminders for drivers.


The Door County Sheriff recently posted a video, which was shot in North Carolina, on its Facebook page. It shows drivers going around a school bus.

It's exactly what law enforcement don't want to see and will be on the lookout for it.

"The school bus is required to put their stop stick out and as traffic we're required to not go around the school bus either on the right or on the left," explained Jedd Bradley, a community resource officer with the De Pere Police Department.

And it's not just buses that drivers need to stop for, but kids trying to cross the street.

"If a pedestrian is on a curb on the cross line such as here by state statue the traffic has to stop and yield to that pedestrian and allow them to cross," added Bradley.

You may be used to cruising through school zones at 25 miles per hour when classes aren't in session, but come Tuesday many police officers will be reminding drivers to slow down.

"We're putting cars in school zones, we're putting speed boards in school zones. We'll have our cross guards throughout the city out," said Bradley.

Police say it's a good idea to give yourself plenty time on Tuesday morning to get back into back into the routine of dealing with extra traffic and stopping school buses.

"That's the biggest advice I can give to people. Get the kids up, get ready for work and allow your self extra time because traffic in general is hard that time of morning," Bradley said.

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