POSTED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:32am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:42am
LAS CRUCES – As children in Las Cruces head back to school, the city's police department wants drivers to slow down and pay attention. LCPD has provided the following tips to stay safe in school zones:
1.Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
2.Stop for school busses that are loading or unloading children.
3.Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards.
4.Be alert and watch for children near schools, bus stops and in school parking lots.
5.Watch for school zone signals and obey the 15 MPH speed limit.
6.Do not pass other vehicles in school zones or at crosswalks as stopped vehicles may be allowing children to cross the road.
7.Do not change lanes in school zones.
8.Do not make U-Turns in school zones.
9.Do not text or otherwise use a cell phone unless it is completely hands-free.
10.Unless licensed to do so, do not use handicap or emergency vehicle lanes or spaces to drop off or pick up children at school.