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Sandy Police share back-to-school safety reminders

Midday

Whether students walk, bike, or take the bus to school, it’s important to talk about safety for them, and for drivers out on the roads.

Sandy Police Lt. Dean Carriger joined Midday with important reminders.

If your child walks or takes the bus to school, plan a route.  Find the most direct route with the fewest street crossings and with intersections that have crossing guards if possible.

Be sure kids walk with friends or neighbors.  Use Nextdoor to find other kids in the neighborhood who are walking the same route.

Teach your kids to never walk while texting or talking on the phone.

Speaking of cell phones, there is never an occasion that justifies using a phone while driving.

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children.  Give them space.

Many kids ride their bikes to school.  If you’re turning right, let the rider go through the intersection first.

The Sandy City Police Department is connected with 54 neighborhoods on Nextdoor, representing 96 percent of Sandy-area neighborhoods. 

There are more than 1,150 Nextdoor neighborhoods in the Greater Salt Lake City area.

Nextdoor is a free online platform that enables neighbors to create private social networks for their neighborhood, creating stronger and safer neighborhoods. 

Topics of discussion are as varied as local events: school activities, babysitter recommendations, recent crime activity and much more.

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