POTTSTOWN PA – It may have seemed Wednesday (Oct. 21, 2015) like officers of the Upper Pottsgrove Police Department were everywhere at once: in patrol cars, trailing Pottsgrove School District buses; standing watch at student bus stops, and keeping a wary eye on traffic approaching buses in either direction.
It was an optical illusion, but it did what was intended. The police presence reminded motorists during this, National School Bus Safety Week (continuing though Friday, Oct. 23), that guarding children’s welfare is their responsibility too … even if they’re not parents.
Law enforcement and school officials alike remind families they can help keep their school-bound children safe by reinforcing simple rules:
Other communities across western Montgomery County joined the township in this week’s campaign, with similar patrol efforts. During a ceremony Wednesday in Harrisburg, students from the Methacton, Cheltenham, and Springfield school districts received awards from the state Department of Transportation for the Bus Safety Week posters; My-Lan Pham of Arrowhead Elementary School in Collegeville captured a second-place finish.
Photo from Google Images; Graphic from the Highstown NJ Police Department