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Los Altos Police Department
Friday August 11th, 2017 :: 01:20 p.m. PDT


School Starts Next Week – Plan Ahead for Increased Traffic

Summer break is coming to a close and that means the lighter morning traffic in town will soon end as well. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for the increase in traffic and to leave enough time for morning commutes so you’re not tempted to speed and endanger others on the road.

School Start Dates

  • Los Altos School District: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Cupertino Union School District: Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Mountain View Los Altos High School District: Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Fremont Union High School District: Monday, August 14, 2017
There will be many children and families driving on our roads, riding their bikes and walking to school. Let’s keep them safe by observing the 15 MPH speed limit in school zones and driving carefully.

Back to School Safety Tips
  • Drivers are encouraged to leave earlier than usual to accommodate increased commute time
  • Observe posted speed limits, especially 15 MPH school speed zones
  • Watch for crossing guards around most elementary schools who will be stopping traffic so children can safely cross the street
  • When dropping off children, please do so in designated school drop off areas
  • Reminder: There will be NO Stopping signs posted on Almond Avenue in front of LAHS
  • Review street safety tips with your children and newly licensed drivers.  For a list of great tips, visit
  • Above all, drivers are encouraged to remain patient during any travel delays and remember the goal is for everyone to arrive at their destination safely!
If you observe unsafe driving please contact the Los Altos Police Department at (650) 947-2770 or dial 9-1-1.

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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