Haddonfield public safety officials have launched a campaign to reinforce safe driving for the reopening of school.
Not only do parents need to practice driving safely, but teens need to be reminded as well.
"If you are a parent of a driving teen, talk with them about driving safely and obeying all traffic laws. By using common sense, the first day of school will be a little safer," a statement from the borough said.
Please keep in mind the following tips for safe driving:
• The speed limit in Haddonfield is 25 mph – DRIVE 25
• Using your cell phone, or texting while driving is against the law- don’t do it
• Do not park in prohibited areas around schools. Haddonfield is a walking school district. Traffic congestion reduces the visibility of students walking and riding to school.
• Drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
• Watch for bikes- if your child rides a bicycle to school, require that they wear a properly-fitted bicycle helmet on every ride
• Leave ten minutes early to allow enough time to reach your destination without speeding
• Come to a complete stop. Research shows more than one third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding.
• Buckle up – wearing your safety belt can save your life
If you see unsafe driving in Haddonfield please contact Haddonfield Police Department at (856) 429-3000.