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School Safety Update

School Safety Update
Posted on 10/02/2018
School Safety UpdateThe San Bernardino City Unified School District remains committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment for our students, including taking steps to help keep them safe while on their way to and from school.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2006 to 2015, there were 301 school-age children killed in transportation-related crashed in the country. Please make safety an important and regular part of conversations with your child. Below are some tips and resource that urge you to review with your child today.



  1. When walking, always focus attention to road and traffic conditions. This is no time to play with friends or be distracted.
  2. Always walk on sidewalks. If sidewalks are not available, walk on the edge of the road or on the left shoulder of the road, facing the flow of traffic. Use pedestrian bridges when available.
  3. Cross the street only at marked crosswalks or intersections. Pedestrians are most often hit by cars when they are jaywalking or crossing the road at places other than intersections.
  4. Look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stop at the curb and look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stopping at the curb signals drivers that you intend to cross.
  5. Obey all traffic signals. At intersections where traffic is controlled by signals or a crossing guard, pedestrians must obey the signal and not cross against the stop signal unless specifically directed by a crossing guard.
  6. Never walk to school alone. Always walk to and from school and the bus stop with other students or known adults.
You can learn more about pedestrian safety from the NHTSA website, https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety. Families, you can also support school safety by obeying all traffic laws in and around schools. Please observe the lowered speed limit around schools, and do not double-park your vehicle or allow your child to exit or enter your vehicle unless it is legally parked. By working together and being alert, we can create a safer environment for all our students. Thank you for your support with this important matter. If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s school.

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