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Posted on: August 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Schools are Back In Session - Drive Safely


• The speed limit is 25 miles per hour in school and residential zones;

• Do NOT use the bicycle lanes to pass/overtake;

• Do NOT cross over double yellow lines to pass/overtake;

• Watch for and yield to pedestrians crossing in crosswalks;

• Do NOT pass/overtake vehicles that are stopped at any marked or unmarked crosswalks;

• Come to a complete stop at stop signs and look in all directions before entering intersections;

• DO NOT TEXT OR USE CELLULAR PHONE WHILE DRIVING unless hands-free (Under 18…do not use at all while driving);

• Do NOT wear headphones in/over both ears;


• Remember, bicyclists are subject to the same rules/regulations as motorists;

• If you are under 18 years of age, you MUST wear a helmet and have it properly and securely attached;

• Wear bright/reflective clothing;

• Make sure your bikes are in good repair (tires, brakes, reflectors etc.);

• Ride with the flow of traffic;

• If you utilize the crosswalks, walk your bikes across;

• Obey all traffic signs and signals (You MUST stop for all stop signs and red lights);

• Use appropriate hand signals;

• Do NOT wear headphones in/over both ears;


• Wear bright/reflective clothing;

• Use crosswalks but still be aware of vehicular traffic;

• Walk against the flow of vehicular traffic;

• Obey all traffic signs and signals;

The Atherton Police Department will be vigilant in maintaining security, enforcing laws and educating the public, but we ALL have a shared responsibility in ensuring that our roads and highways are safe for everyone. Please be careful and have a great school year.

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