JAMESTOWN – With the start of school today, local law enforcement is reminding motorists to be extra cautious during the morning and afternoon hours when students are getting in or out of class.
Jamestown Police Captain Todd Isaacson says it is important that motorists especially be alert for children darting out between parked vehicles. It is also illegal to pass school buses with red flashing lights, and motorists are reminded that the speed limit in all school zones is 20 MPH.
Students are advised to never talk to strangers or accept rides from strangers. They should instead walk with friends and always use the sidewalk when going to and from school, instead of using the street.
Parents are asked to be certain your child knows his or her phone number and address and how to dial 911. They should also teach their children traffic laws regarding crossing at a signal, stop sign and locations where crossing guards are working. Finally, all parents should take complaints seriously when it comes to bullying and any other matter that concerns the well being of a child.