Reminder: Watch For Students Returning To School Monday

LAPS News:

Students will be heading back to full in-person learning Monday, April 5 at all Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) sites.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions from remote learning to in-person.

Motorists are reminded to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading, as well as students crossing to school in crosswalks.

Each and every driver can do their part by remembering school bus safety rules and tips:

  • First, drive slowly and look for children waiting at the bus stop, walking or riding their bicycles to school.
  • Second, know what the flashing lights indicate. A red flashing light with the extended stop arm means traffic is required to stop, even in both directions of a two-lane road. Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is preparing to stop, so proceed with caution.
  • Finally, follow all school zone speed limits, look for students in crosswalks and never pass a bus on the outside of a turn.

Remember: if red lights are flashing, don’t go passing.

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