La Grange Police Issue Reminder on Back to School Safety
La Grange police are reminding residents about back-to-school safety issues. Classes at most schools start on Aug. 22.
La Grange police are reminding drivers to be extra careful around schools as classes are set to start again for the new year on Aug. 22.
At an Aug. 8 village board meeting, village staff reminded residents that traffic and pedestrian safety were a priority in La Grange. The police will be watching too. Speed limits around schools are set at 20 mph, and La Grange Police will be doing extra patrols around those areas.
Lets keep our kids safe!
Reminders from La Grange Police
1. The speed limit around schools is 20 mph.
2. The La Grange Police Department will be patrolling around schools to ensure child safety.
3. Parents and children should use school designated walking routes.
4. Please obey crossing guard commands; this applies to everyone.
5. Parents should consider establishing a “walking school bus” whereby an adult accompanies a group of neighborhood children walking to school.
6. Drivers must stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when a person is walking with a green light or has entered a crosswalk before the traffic signal has changed.
7. Motorists must stop before passing a school bus when it is loading or unloading passengers. However, motorists must remain stopped when the signal arm is extended and lights are flashing.
8. Parents are asked to exercise extra caution and allow themselves additional time for student drop-off and pick-up.