Briarcliff Police: As School Starts, Drive Safely

The Briarcliff Manor Chief of Police has some driving safety tips to share this school year.

As the time for the morning and afternoon school rushes has arrived, the is urging residents to be cautious drivers.

"The Briarcliff Manor Police Dept. will be strictly enforcing the 'No Passing School Bus' law," said Chief of Police Norman Campion in an email to Patch.

You may have noticed AAA signs around the village (as seen on the right), especially near the schools. These have been placed to remind residents about school zones.

Campion offered these additional tips for drivers:

  • Slow down near schools, bus stops and playgrounds.
  • Obey lower speed limits in school zones.
  • Stop for school buses with flashing red lights and extended stop arms.
  • Never use a handheld cell phone while driving—it's the law.
  • Drive carefully in bad weather.
  • Additionally, please watch for children that are walking to school.

Students walking to school and taking the bus should also be careful this school year.

Said Campion, "Students should obey the police officer/crossing guard if they walk to school."

If your child is taking the bus remind them they "should listen to the school bus driver for guidance about when it’s safe to exit or enter the bus," Campion added.

Have a safe school year!

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