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Los Altos Police Department
Friday August 12th, 2016 :: 09:31 a.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. Please plan ahead for the increase in traffic and be sure to leave enough time in your morning commute so you’re not tempted to speed and endanger others on the road.

Local start dates:

  • Los Altos School District: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
  • Cupertino Union School District: Monday, August 15, 2016
  • Mountain View Los Altos High School District: Monday, August 15, 2016
  • Fremont Union High School District: Monday, August 15, 2016

There will be many children and families driving on our roads, riding their bikes and walking to school. Let’s keep them safe and drive carefully.

Back to School Safety Tips

  • Drivers are encouraged to leave earlier than usual, as there will likely be delays along travel routes. 
  • Please be careful to observe speed limits, especially in school zones. 
  • Look out 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.
  • 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!

Report Unsafe Driving

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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