Roland Rogers Elementary School

Galloway Township Public Schools, Galloway, NJ

Sep
21

Safe Routes to Our School

Filed Under (Calendar, Community, Parent Resource, Procedures) by on September 21, 2011

 

 Traffic in and around school zones can create significant hazards for children and teens, as well as crossing guards, school officials, and volunteers. Parents often unknowingly create traffic hazards as they drop off or pick up their children from school. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, be sure to do the following: 

  • Please review and always follow your school’s student drop off plan.
  •  Drop your child off on the school side of the street, next to the curb. 
  • Follow instructions provided by school crossing guards.
  •  Slow down and comply with the posted speed limit not only in school zones, but where children are walking or biking along the road.
  •  Resist the urge to “drop off and dash.” Pull out slowly and look not only ahead, but alongside and behind your vehicle for pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, and buses. 
  • Eliminate all distractions‐‐particularly cell phones and other electronic devices that reduce your ability to react quickly in driving situations involving young children and their spontaneous actions. 
  • Teach your child to look all ways before crossing and to cross only in crosswalks or at corners.  
  • Make sure that everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat or booster seat or seat belt. New Jersey law requires all children under 8 years of age or who weigh less than 80 pounds to ride in a properly installed car or booster seat. All children between 8 and 18 years of age and all adults must wear a seat belt.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Galloway Township Public Schools District Page about“Safe Routes to Our School”  http://www.gtps.k12.nj.us/SRTS/SRTS.htm

 



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