The Moore Police Department is encouraging all motorists to be mindful of school zones and school bus safety as the school year begins in Moore.
With safety of children a primary concern for the Police Department, patrol officers will be out and about monitoring school zones in the city to ensure motorists are being safe and are in compliance with the law. Here are a few safety tips and legal reminders as the school year begins in our area:
•It is important to allow yourself more time to get to work as traffic may be a little more congested due to school zones and buses picking up children for school.
•Remember school buses make frequent stops to pick up children.
•School buses stop at all railroad crossings.
•All vehicles must stop no less than 30 feet from a school bus that is loading or unloading children whether you are meeting the bus or traveling behind the bus. When a school bus is stopped in opposite lanes on a roadway separated by a ditch, grassy median, elevated concrete barrier or any obstacle that prevents traffic from driving thereon, you are not required to stop. Drivers must stop for a stopped school bus when traveling on four lane or five lane roadways which are not separated by any barriers. You must not proceed until the bus moves again or the visual warning signals are no longer activated.
•Pay attention to the school zone speed limits.
•Be mindful of children crossing the street where school crossing guards are located.