Police: Student Safety A Priority as Schools Open

WEST VINCENT PA – As students returned to school Monday (Aug. 29, 2022) in the Owen J. Roberts School District, the West Vincent Police Department used the township newsletter to remind drivers of their obligation to operate safely near schools and buses … and to ensure they knew officers would be on the lookout for those who don’t.

In addition to welcoming students back to classes, the department implored drivers “to be observant of school buses stopped, picking up (or) dropping off students, and to obey the 15-miles-per-hour school zone speed limit. It is in effect when lights can be seen flashing on school zone signs.

“Please be advised,” the department said, that “we will be strictly enforcing” these laws:

  • Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended;
  • Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped; and
  • Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.

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