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MCSO District 6 Encourages Motorists to Slow Down and Avoid Distractions as School Starts

Post Date:07/22/2019 6:50 am

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.

 

Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer

480-358-3195

Constance.Wilson@QueenCreek.org

 

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