Classes start Tuesday in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, and local police are reminding motorists to take extra precautions while traveling in school zones.
Drivers should stay alert because school buses, safety signals and monitors, and crosswalks may present increased hazards and delays during school hours, which are typically 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release from the Redondo Beach Police Department.
In a news release, the Redondo Beach Police Department offered the following tips for drivers:
- Drivers should watch for stop signs, avoid double parking and be mindful of pedestrians at all times.
- Allow for more time, especially during the first two weeks of school, for student drop-offs and pick-ups because routines are being established and schedules are being modified.
- When driving within 500-1,000 feet of a school while children are outside or crossing the street, the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
- The flashing lights located at the top front and back of school buses indicate drivers should slow down and/or stop. Drivers must remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing.
- Bicyclists should always ride with traffic and wear a helmet as required by law.