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Motorists: slow down as school starts

Posted 7/20/21

School is back in session and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 – Queen Creek reminds residents to slow down, avoid distractions and obey posted signage. Everyone has …

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Traffic

Motorists: slow down as school starts

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School is back in session and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6 – Queen Creek reminds residents to slow down, avoid distractions and obey posted signage.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping Queen Creek safe, whether you have a child returning to school or you drive in the area of a school. 

Safety tips for motorists:

  • Avoid distractions including cell phones
  • Take extra caution in school zones and slow down
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings – children are often unpredictable
  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its stop sign extended

Safety tips for pedestrians:

  • Always walk on a sidewalk and use crosswalks
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Don’t listen to headphones while walking or riding a bike
  • Never walk while texting
  • Use the buddy system
  • Never cross the street while using an electronic device, always look both ways

If riding a bike:

  • Know the traffic rules – cyclists must follow the same rules as motorists
  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Always wear a helmet

By focusing on the road, obeying traffic laws and using common courtesy, motorists can drive to arrive, keeping Queen Creek roadways and students safe.

As a reminder, Arizona State law requires motorists to stop for school buses with flashing lights or an extended stop sign.

MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek is at 20727 E. Civic Parkway. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, please call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO or the Town, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov.

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