Spokane City Mayor David Condon has proclaimed September Back to School month and is partnering with the Spokane Regional Health District on education and student safety issues this month.

The City, along with the “Stickman Knows” education campaign, is asking for your help to keep our children safe. Slow down around schools and look out for children crossing the street. Don’t compete. Share the street.

Most vehicle-pedestrian collisions occur in crosswalks, marked or unmarked. By following the rules of the road, we can prevent these by driving 20 miles per hour in school zones and stopping for children at crosswalks. Pedestrians can be safer by only crossing the street on a “Walk” signal, and if there isn’t a signal look left, right, and left again before crossing at marked crosswalks or intersections.

Local law enforcement officers will be keeping an eye out for people not following the rules of the road and may issue tickets. Tickets can run from $56 for not crossing the street at a crosswalk up to $210 for a motorist failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

For more information, visit http://stickmanknows.org/

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