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Back to School safety tips from Homer PD

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Village of Homer police chief Bob Pitman is reminding the community about several important reminders, as many return to school today for their first day of classes.

Motorists

-Watch for stopped school buses
-Slow down in school zones
-Watch for kids crossing the roadways in crosswalks

Students walking to school

-Walk at least 5 steps from the curb
-Cross roads at crosswalks
-Look both ways before crossing the road
-Follow the directions of the crossing guard

Students riding the bus

-Wait for the bus to stop and the bus driver to motion that it’s ok to approach to get on or cross the road
-Look both ways before crossing the road
-Stay seated while the bus is in motion
-Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting up to get off
-When exiting the bus look left & right for cars before crossing the road

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