Yuma Police Department offers Back to School safety tips – KAWC

With public school districts in Yuma County opening last week and this week, Yuma Police Department officials remind motorists and parents of how to stay safe in school zones.
Officers remind motorists the posted speed limit in a school zone is 15 miles per hour from portable sign to portable sign. Drivers may not proceed through a school zone crosswalk until all pedestrian have cleared the crosswalk.
Parents are encouraged to discuss pedestrian safety and to encourage children to use designated school zones to cross the street.
See the photo gallery above for more safety tips.
Riding Bicycles:
Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the car. To make sure children are safe when riding bicycles to school:
Riding the Bus:
Although bus travel is one of the safest ways to get to and from school, injuries can still occur, and most of them take place when children are getting on or off the bus. Some safety tips for riding the bus are:
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children age 14 and under. To reduce the risk of injury:
If you have any questions about school safety or other concerns please contact the Yuma Police Department at 373-4700 or the School Resource Police Sergeant Pino (928) 373-4772.