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Be cool on your way back to school

Post Date:08/30/2019 9:15 am

As students head back to school this fall, the Shakopee Police Department and National Safety Council remind everyone to practice these safety tips:

Pedestrians & Bicyclists

  • Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. Do not cross in the middle of a street.
  • Look left-right-left before crossing any street.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
  • Stand at least six feet behind the curb when waiting to board a bus.
  • Learn how to use the flashing light crosswalks on 17th Avenue.


  • Stop for pedestrians in crosswalk. Never pass a car waiting for pedestrians.
  • Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn.
  • Slow down for school zones. Use extra caution when in the vicinity of a school.
  • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you’re on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children. 
  • If a bus' yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
  • Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods where kids may be waiting at bus stops.


  • Be alert and dump distractions. Whether you're walking, biking or driving, put down the phone and pay attention.

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2019 Hometown Messenger.

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