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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Wednesday August 8th, 2012 :: 01:45 p.m. PDT

Back to School Safety and Crossing Guard Awareness

Walking Safety Tips:

Walk on the sidewalk or a walking path. When there is no sidewalk and you have to walk on the road, be sure to walk facing traffic.

Always walk when crossing the street, never run across the street to catch a ball or chase a toy, a friend, or a pet.

Darting out in front of a parked car is dangerous. The driver of the car coming down the street can’t see you.

Cross at corners and use crosswalks whenever possible; always stay within the lines of the crosswalk.

Never go for a walk with a stranger. Only walk with someone who your parents say is okay.

Be careful around parked cars; stop, look left, look right, and look left again before stepping to out.

Biking Safety:

When riding your bike to school, ALWAYS wear a helmet that is properly fitted.

Ride on the right side of the road or trail in a single file line (one bike behind the other) in the same direction as other vehicles and come to a complete stop before crossing streets.

Walk your bike on school grounds.

Park and lock your bike in the bike racks

For more information, please contact Sergeant Steve Egan 818-644-8146

LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

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