OVPD offers back to school safety tips for drivers

OVPD offers back to school safety tips for drivers

CREATED Aug 1, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Oro Valley Police would like to remind the community that students in the Amphitheater School District will be returning to school August 9.

The following are some driving tips to help keep students safe:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Take extra time to look for children at intersections, on medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and do not talk or text while driving.
  • Be patient and leave early to beat the rush.

Starting dates for other Oro Valley schools:

  • Immaculate Heart - August 13
  • Casas Christian School - August 8
  • Pusch Ridge Christian Academy - August 9

Oro Valley Police will increase its presence during the first few weeks of school to continue providing a safe environment for the children and community.