Contra Costa County Public Works Urges Drivers To Exercise Safety In School Zones

August 16, 2018 16:00 pm · 2 comments

Contra Costa County Public Works encourages all road users to be safe as they travel to and from school this year. There are over 177,000 K-12 students heading back to 261 public schools in 18 school districts throughout Contra Costa County.

As we are all excited about the promise of the new school year, children may not always be aware of their surroundings as they walk, bicycle, or bus to school.

We are asking parents and other drivers to leave early, be fully alert, and extra cautious while driving, especially in school zones. We encourage you to sit down with your child and go over some road safety rules and tips.

For some helpful tips for parents, caregivers, children, and drivers, the National Safety Council has provided three great resources: Back to School Checklist, Traveling to School, and Back to School Tips for Motorists. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has this resource for back to school safety.

Please Obey The Rules August 16, 2018 at 6:51 PM


Please get this message through your head and slow down… leave early if you have to so you’re not rushing.

Don’t make illegal U-turns in the middle of the street.
Follow the school rules of where to drop off/pick up your kids… remember, you are NOT the only parent
Don’t get mad at the teacher who is out there directing traffic. It’s not the teacher’s fault that you think you are special and don’t have to follow the rules.
Be courteous to the students that are walking, especially when using the crosswalk

You got your license because you past your driver’s test. Use your driving wisely.

Oh Yes! August 16, 2018 at 8:26 PM

AMEN!!! Very well said! I just wish that those parents had the reading comprehension skills to read your post and actually comprehend what you’re saying!

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