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First Week of School: Slow Down and Watch for Kids

As of today, the school year has begun for most Alameda K-12 students! Help keep our community's kids safe by taking extra care on the roadways during school drop-off and pickup times, especially near schools, where a disproportionate share of child-involved collision occur.

Make safe speeds and watching for pedestrians your priority (the top two behaviors associated with the most severe crashes in Alameda are failure to yield to pedestrians and unsafe speeds). But there are other important ways to promote safety, too! Here's what we posted on social media last Friday:

DYK school starts this Monday in Alameda? Please take it extra slow in the mornings and watch out for kids. As always, remember not to block bike lanes and don’t park in white or red zones (white zones are just for drop-off and red zones are needed for emergency vehicles or are not safe for parking). Something we hope you'll consider this first week back is changing your commute times if possible. Most of Alameda’s students will be on their way to school between 8-8:30am. If you can be off the roads at that time, it will be safer for all! Welcome back to school, kiddos, you are our future!! See the post

For information aimed at parents and caregivers, check out AUSD's Getting to School webpage. More tips are below. Feel free to post and share!

Stay ALERT when crossing. Don't assume the driver can see you or will stop. Always ride with the FLOW of traffic. You're more visible if you're riding WITH and not against trafficNear our schools and playgrounds, look out for children and families walking, corss, and bicycling on the streetSchool's open... SLOW DOWN. Especially when students are present, the safe speed may be below the posted speed.Parking is not allowed in red + white zones. Red = no parking; white = passenger loading only. Read curb signs for more info.

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