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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines


BEDFORD - AUGUST 1, 2022 - The Bedford Police Department would like to remind everyone that students are heading back to school. This means not only will there be more parents and students in school zones, but there will be more police officers patrolling school zones as well.

Children will once again be walking to school through neighborhoods, waiting at bus stops and being dropped off at schools by parents and buses. The beginning of the school year is an especially important time to check your driving behavior and ensure you are practicing the safest driving habits. Motorists can assist with keeping children safe when headed back-to-school by following these tips:

1. Always come to a complete stop at stop signs, and be sure to check carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. Be sure to obey crossing guards and student safety patrols.

2. Remember, school speed zones are reduced for a reason. When entering a school zone, slow down to 20 mph and be extra alert for children on foot and bicycles.

3. Being cautious when approaching school buses. It is illegal to proceed around a school bus with the stop sign arm engaged. Please be patient as children enter and exit school buses.

Let’s all work together to have a safe school year!

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