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As students head back to the classroom, schools, and the communities around them are going to be busier than they’ve been since the start of the pandemic.
The Emeryville Police Department reminds everyone to stay aware and stay safe with increased traffic returning to school zones.
"There are going to be a lot more parents, students and staff out than residents have seen in more than a year,” Chief Jennings said. “Please drive carefully in school zones, especially during pick-up and drop-off times.”
This includes remembering what to do around school buses.
“The easiest, safest thing to do is to stop the car when you encounter a school bus with a stop sign and flashing red lights,” Chief Jennings said. “There are going to be students getting on and off the school bus. It’s also the law.”
California law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is in front of them and extends its stop sign with flashing red lights. Drivers must remain stopped if the red lights are on. Drivers in both directions must stop on any two-lane road without a median or a center turn lane.
The Emeryville Police Department offers the following tips to stay safe around schools: