Safety Spotlight — Be Careful When Driving Near School Zones

Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 9/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

School Bus safety is important. It is unlawful to pass when the red lights flash.

The start of the school year means school buses, bike riders, and walkers will be making their way to school. Please watch this safety video PSA from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with help from First Student, and check out helpful tips below:

  • In a school zone, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection — remember, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour.
  • Always stop for school crossing guards.
  • Take extra care to look out for students in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
  • If the red lights on a school bus are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop to allow students to safely enter and exit. Wait until the lights stop flashing before continuing forward.
  • Watch out for bikers — slow down and leave at least three feet of space when passing.
  • Check side mirrors for approaching bicyclists before opening your door.