MCSO District 6 Encourages Motorists to Slow Down and Avoid Distractions as School Starts
Many schools start this week, and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 – Queen Creek reminds residents to slow down, avoid distractions and obey posted signage. Everyone has a role to play in keeping Queen Creek safe, whether you have a child returning to school or you drive in the area of a school.
Safety tips for motorists:
- Avoid distractions including cell phones
- Take extra caution in school zones and slow down
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings – children are often unpredictable
- It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its stop sign extended
Safety tips for pedestrians:
- Always walk on a sidewalk and use crosswalks
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Don’t listen to headphones while walking or riding a bike
- Never walk while texting
- Use the buddy system
- Never cross the street while using an electronic device, always look both ways
If riding a bike:
- Know the traffic rules – cyclists must follow the same rules as motorists
- Ride with the flow of traffic
- Always wear a helmet
By focusing on the road, obeying traffic laws and using common courtesy motorists can drive to arrive, keeping Queen Creek roadways and students safe.
MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek is located at 20727 E. Civic Parkway. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, please call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO or the Town, visit QueenCreek.org. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek or Twitter.com/TownofQC.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer