DEARBORN – To ensure a safe start to the new school year that began Aug. 26, Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. has directed the Police Department to beef up traffic enforcement to protect students from speeders, stop-sign runners and inattentive drivers.
Officers will focus on streets used by students on their way back and forth to school buildings, as well as areas around schools, but drivers should always be following traffic laws.
“With children back in school, drivers must pay extra attention and be on the lookout for young pedestrians and bike riders, especially right around school buildings,” O’Reilly said. “Drivers putting children in jeopardy will be ticketed.”
O’Reilly meets with the Dearborn Public Schools on a regular basis, including on school traffic safety. This week, he also was to lead a meeting with the Police Department’s school crossing guards.