Police Give Back-to-School Traffic Safety Tips

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

With the new school year upon us, the Burbank Police Department would like to remind the community that traffic safety around our schools is everyone’s responsibility. By following a few simple rules and tips, parents and students can assist the Burbank Police in creating a safe environment for everyone near our schools.

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The Burbank Police are providing the following “Do’s and Don’ts” for traffic safety near schools:


  •  Be patient, especially in heavy traffic. Slow down, plan ahead, and arrive early.
  • Use the safe delivery/valet drop-off areas when and where available.
  • Have your children exit your vehicle on the right (sidewalk side), away from traffic.
  • Always remember to pull to the curb when dropping children off at school.
  • Stay alert and refrain from using cell phones or anything else that might distract you.
  • Park you vehicle in the appropriate areas, obeying all posted parking restrictions.
  • Obey all traffic laws.


  • Park or leave your vehicle unattended in the delivery/valet drop-off area.
  • Stop your vehicle in the middle of the street to let your child in or out of your vehicle.
  • Walk between vehicles in the drop-off areas.
  • Allow your child to cross the street outside of designated crossing zones.
  • Pass vehicles on the wrong side of the road.

Additional Tips:

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  • Consider parking your vehicle away from congested areas and walk your child to school.
  • Always cross the street at the corners and use crossing guards for assistance.