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Driving Tips for Back-to-School

school bus safety 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/13/13) – Back-to-School is upon us, which means school buses and school children will once again be back on the roads.
 
The Hopkinsville Police Department would like to remind motorists to slow down and drive more cautiously in and near school zones. Driving just 5 MPH over the speed limit increases both the risk of hitting a child and the severity of any injuries.
 
Always look for buses loading and unloading students. Drivers are not to pass a school bus when the bus is stopped for the purpose of picking up or dropping off passengers and the bus has its flashing lights and other warning devises activated.
 
Never pass a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk, as they may be waiting for a child to cross. Use extra care in areas where children may enter the road from between parked cars or other things that may block the driver’s view of the road.
 
HPD Patrol Officers will be monitoring school zones, throughout the city, making sure motorists are driving in a safe manner.
 
This is the time of year when motorists might encounter children in large numbers and behaving unpredictably, so let’s all work to keep them safe by following the rules and using common sense.
 
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Information provided by Paul Ray (Hopkinsville Police Department)

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