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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back To School Reminder

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Remind you that Schools Are Opening on Delmarva- Drive Safely
The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office offers the following tips:

Schools open August 27 in Wicomico County.

Drivers, need to plan ahead to allow for the extra school bus traffic that will be on the road.

Leave a few minutes early for work so that you are not frustrated by delays.

Do not tailgate school buses. Remember they are carrying precious cargo. Do not pass a school bus with its red lights flashing. Not only do you risk a fine of up to $500 you risk hitting a child.

Slow down in school zones and watch for children crossing the street. Obey the Crossing Guard when he or she signals for you to stop. Maryland Law states that you must stop for a pedestrian who has entered a crosswalk. Students should get up in plenty of time to get to the bus stop safely.

They should wear bright clothes or jackets so you can be seen by the bus driver and other drivers on the road.

You need to stay a safe distance from the road while waiting for the bus and not play around near cars.

Young children should have an adult wait at the bus stop with them.

Remember to wait until the school bus has come to a complete stop before you get on or off.

Students who walk and ride bikes to school should be sure to use crosswalks.

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