Pedestrians should use crosswalks when crossing the road, since that is where they are most visible to motorists, DOT said.
State law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
“School zones mean school bus traffic, school speed zones and children walking. By being alert and obeying traffic laws, the public can help law enforcement keep our children safe,” said State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico.
The State Police awareness initiative is part of the American Automobile Association’s annual “School’s Open — Drive Carefully” campaign.
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