School Starts Monday Morning – Here Are Some Safety Tips

By On August 18, 2014

Traffic safety at our schools is a priority for the Burbank Police Department. Traffic officers are assigned to patrol schools as a visible deterrent to prevent incidents from occurring and to enforce traffic laws. By following a few simple rules, parents can assist us in creating a safe environment around our schools for students, faculty, and parents.

Do’s:

1. Slow down around the schools; plan ahead and arrive early

2. Use the safe delivery/valet drop-off area

3. Position your children on the right side of the vehicle, so they exit onto the sidewalk, away from any moving vehicles

4. Stay alert; do not operate cell phones or allow other things to distract you

5. Park your car in the appropriate areas; obey posted parking restrictions

6. Obey all traffic laws

Don’ts:

1. Stop and park your vehicle in the delivery/valet drop-off area

2. Park and exit your vehicle in the passenger loading/unloading areas

3. Stop your vehicle in the middle of the street to let your child in or out of the vehicle

4. Walk between vehicles in the drop-off and pick-up area

5. Park across the street and direct your child to cross the street outside of the designated crossing area

6. Pass vehicles on the wrong side of the street

7. Leave your vehicle unattended

Safety Tips:

1. Park your vehicle away from the school and escort your child to the school gate

2. Cross at corners and use the crossing guards to assist

3. Plan ahead; arrive early