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Back to School Safety Tips

The new school year for public schools in Miami-Dade County began on Monday, August 19, 2019.  That means there will be children walking and riding their bikes to school, parents dropping off their children as they rush off to work, increased traffic on our roadways, school buses, school speed zones, and plenty of traffic enforcement while school is in session. The Town of Surfside Police Department would like to remind you that the safety of your children is our utmost priority and it is critical that all drivers be especially vigilant before and after school hours.  The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at their highest risk of transportation-related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes.

The Surfside Police Department will be out on the streets making sure everyone adheres to speed limits, that cars do not pass school buses loading or unloading children, and that drivers are exercising a little extra care and caution for the safety of our children. 

The following recommendations will help keep everyone safe:

  • Slow down
  • Come to a complete stop
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Reverse responsibly
  • Watch for bicycles
  • Talk to your teen drivers 
Make safe driving your priority in order to better protect and keep the children of our community happy, healthy and safe this school year.

To view the original Back to School Safety flyer from the Surfside Police Department, please refer to: Surfside Police Department - Back to School 2019 Safety Tips