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Mountain View Police Department
Monday February 4th, 2013 :: 08:07 a.m. PST


OPERATION SAFE PASSAGE: Protecting children as they go to and from school.

One of the Mountain View Police Department's Focusing Goals is to: "Ensure a sense of safety on our roadways and in our community." To that end, starting today through Friday, February 8th, 2013, MVPD will have an increased emphasis on enforcing traffic laws in and around school zones. Officers in cars and motorcycles will saturate school areas before and after school with an emphasis to protect children as they go to and from school. In addition, MVPD wants to encourage safe driving so that children and adults who choose to walk or bike can do so in a traffic-safe environment.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for real time updates, photos, and locations of officers at our schools (links are below).

Safety Tips for Drivers
1. Plan ahead and try not to be a rush during your morning commute
2. Don't assume that kids will yield to you or other cars
3. Slow down and be attentive of your surroundings
4. Put your smartphone down and don't be distracted by emails, text messages, or apps.

Safety Tips and Reminders for Kids Crossing the Street
1. Walk to school with a group of kids and always have a
responsible adult walk with you.
2. Always walk on the sidewalk if one is available.
3. If no sidewalk is available, walk facing the traffic.
4. The safest place to cross is at a street corner or intersection.

Twitter: @MountainViewPD

Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-903-6344

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