School is back in session, and Syracuse Police Department is reminding drivers to slow down and be aware of crosswalks, bus stops, and intersections.
Please DO NOT STOP in the crosswalks. If you stop in a crosswalk, not only is it illegal, but it makes it very difficult for those trying, cross the street. They then must walk into traffic to walk around your vehicle. Also, if there are people in the crosswalk with a crossing guard, you must wait until they are completely clear of the crosswalk and the crossing guard lowers their sign before you can proceed; this applies even if you are planning to make a right-hand turn.
Please see the school S.N.A.P. (Student Neighborhood Access Program) for further information regarding safe walking routes to and from school for your children. This information is typically found on the school’s website.
Last, but not least, please remember to STOP for a school bus when its red lights are flashing and the stop sign is out. In residential areas and non-divided highways (1000 West for example), vehicles in both directions must stop for a school bus when its red lights are flashing and the stop sign is out.
Working together, we can make this a safe year for all our school-age children; remember, look out – school’s in session.