Illinois State Police Urge Heightened Awareness Around School Zones

Students are headed back to school for a new school year and the Illinois State Police are reminding the citizens of Illinois to take the necessary safety precautions while driving through school communities.

Officials are reminding motorists, cyclists, school bus drivers, students, and parents about the increased vehicular traffic as well as pedestrian traffic in and around school zones. Police also remind motorists to stop for red flashing lights when the stop arms are extended when driving behind a bus and when coming toward a bus.

Illinois State Police Safety Education Officers are available to provide educational presentations at area schools and throughout the community promoting safe driving habits. For information call the Illinois State Police District 11 Headquarters at 346-3990.

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