Students have headed back to school in some districts and the rest go back next week. Spokane City Mayor David
Condon has proclaimed September Back to School month and is partnering with the
community on education and student safety issues this month.

City and the “Stickman Knows” safety campaign, is asking for your help to keep children
safe. Slow down around schools and look out for kids 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 most
collisions. Drivers: drive 20 miles per hour in school zones and stop for
children at crosswalks. Pedestrians: cross 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.

Law enforcement officers will be keeping an eye out for
people not following the rules of the road and may issue an infraction or
ticket. Tickets can run from $56 for not crossing the street at a crosswalk up
to $124 for a motorist failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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