RBPF Back-to-shool safety tips

RBPF officer address primary school students. (PHOTO from www.royalbahamaspolice.org)

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENT

Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use the same route every day.  Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbor, friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.

Do not talk to strangers or go anywhere with them or take anything from them. If a stranger approached you, tell your parents or a trusted adult such as a teacher.

Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.

Look both ways before crossing the street.

Never run into the street.

Know your parents’ full name, telephone numbers and your address (street name and house number. If you have trouble remembering them, write it down and keep it in a
safe place.

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORIST 

Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limits.

The speed limit in school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Be extra cautious around school crossing areas.

When driving in school zones or neighborhoods, watch for children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking of their safety

Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.

Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.

Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no pedestrians crossing; if so, stop and allow them to cross.

When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street.

Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street.