Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: August 24, 2021
The Westmont Police Department wants to remind everyone that school is back in session and motorists need to pay particular attention to students walking to and from school. School days create both pedestrian and vehicular congestion: School buses picking up passengers, kids on bikes, parents dropping off and picking up their children. It’s important for drivers to slow down and pay attention when kids are present as well as observe school zone speed limits and crossings, especially before and after school.
“We recently stepped up our enforcement of school speed zones and cited a number of motorists who were speeding, rolling through stop signs, and using their cell phones while driving,” said Westmont Police Chief Jim Gunther. “Half of the people who were driving in an unsafe manner near and around our schools were local residents. We need everyone to take a moment to hear this message and change their behaviors so that our children and community can be safe.”
BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETYA few school zone safety reminders can go a long way toward keeping children safe:
SCHOOL BUS SAFETYFollowing are a few reminders regarding school bus safety:
For more information regarding back to school safety, visit the National Safety Council website.