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Drivers Reminded to be Cautious Near School Zones/Bus Stops as Classes Begin
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Pueblo, CO: As summer vacation comes to an end for local children, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Colorado State Patrol, reminds drivers to be attentive and follow all traffic laws in and around Pueblo County District 70 schools as students return to class for the new school year.

“With all the excitement that surrounds the start of a new school year, we want to remind the public to use extra caution when driving near school zones, bus stops, playgrounds and crosswalks,” said Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Captain Steve Bryant. “Be alert and take it slow. Our top priority is the safety of our students.”

Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, August 12 in Pueblo County District 70 and the Sheriff’s Office plans to increase enforcement in and around schools in Pueblo West, the St. Charles Mesa, Vineland, Avondale, Beulah and Greenhorn Valley. Sheriff’s Deputies and State Troopers will be enforcing speed limits, parking and other traffic related safety issues in school zones and violators may be ticketed.

The Sheriff’s Office and State Patrol ask everyone to be aware of the school zones and bus stops in your neighborhood and be cognizant that children will be on foot and/or on bicycles in those areas beginning Monday. Drivers are asked to pay attention, put down cell phones and adhere to the 20-mph speed limit in the school zones. Remember drivers must stop for school buses while they are loading and unloading students. Drivers should also be attentive to crosswalks and watch for students who may run from between parked cars or other blind spots. Parents are reminded to not drop their child off in the middle of the road.

Students should practice safety in getting to and from school. They should remember to cross at crosswalks only, follow directions of crossing guards and adhere to all pedestrian laws. Students who drive to school are reminded to minimize distractions by not using a cell phone, eating, listening to loud music or carrying disruptive passengers in their vehicle.

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