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Moraga Police Department
Monday August 20th, 2018 :: 11:11 a.m. PDT

Advisory

SAFE DRIVING TIPS FOR SCHOOL DAYS

Tuesday marks the first full day of school for all of Moraga's schools. Here are some safe driving tips which can prevent accidents and save lives:

** SLOW DOWN. Remember, school zone speeds are 25 MPH.

** Stop and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. You are required to wait until the pedestrian is out of the crosswalk before you drive through it.

** Always stop when a crossing guard is in the crosswalk. Again, you are required to stop until the crossing guard has left the crosswalk.

** You are required to stop when a school bus stops and flashing red lights are displayed. You have to stop if you are behind the bus or approaching from the other direction.

** Be alert for children walking or riding their bicycles. Remember that kids may be focused on their friends or getting to school - not on the cars around them.

** Don't text and drive and only use the hands free option for your phone. The driver who recently hit and killed a CHP officer and another motorist in Fairfield is suspected of being on his phone and driving recklessly. Distracted driving can kill - please don't do it.

** Please take the time to talk with your teen drivers about driving safely. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths - and 25% of these fatal crashes occur during after school hours.

The Moraga Police will be actively enforcing traffic laws around our schools as we work to keep our streets safe for kids. Please don't become a statistic by receiving a citation or, worse, being involved in an accident.

If you have any questions about traffic safety, please call the Moraga Police at 925-888-7055. To report a non-emergency incident, please call 925-284-5010. For Emergencies, Call 9-1-1.

Address/Location
Moraga Police Department
329 Rheem Blvd
Moraga, CA 94556

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-888-7055

Jon King
Moraga Police
king@moraga.ca.us
925-888-7049

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