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Back to School Safety

Schools are back in session, that means students are back on the commute.

Whether walking riding bikes and busses, or behind the wheel of a car, students are on the road to school.

With all the extra traffic, it’s important to remember to be safe.

“Don’t let yourself be distracted,” said Commander Jason Arres, Public Information Officer with the Naperville Police Department, “especially in areas where we have lots and lots of young children and young adults walking to and from school.”

While you should always follow the rules of the road, there are some extra ones to remember while school is in session. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with it’s stop signed raised, and school zones have reduced speed limits.

Both situations mean pedestrians are around, so slow down and watch for them.

“We do add increased patrols during the school year,” Arres said. “We have extra officer presence in each one of our beats where there is a school.”

And remember: always wear your seatbelt and never use your phone while driving.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.



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