Back-To-School Safety Reminders


Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release: 12/244/LHC
August 31, 2012

 

Back-To-School Safety Reminders

            Fairfax County Police urge motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists as county schools resume classes Tuesday, September 4.


            Commuters should expect increased congestion throughout the week and build time into their schedules to accommodate for the traditionally heavy time period. Residents may also notice police officers posted in school zones and near bus stops helping ensure pedestrian safety as well as safe loading and unloading of students.

            Police remind drivers that when bus lights and stop signs are activated, vehicles must stop in both directions, unless they are separated from the bus by a median. In 2011, officers issued 1,364 citations for speeding in school zones. They issued 364 citations for improperly passing school buses and not stopping for a school bus with flashing lights. Typically, these infractions occur between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

            Traffic safety is a high priority for the Fairfax County Police Department. To learn more about traffic safety issues contact Master Police Officer Allie Eggers at 703-280-0563.

 



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