SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. Students throughout the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns will start school on Thursday. Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp is urging residents to take care when they drive.
Very soon, thousands of children will be walking to and from schools and school buses many for the first time, Camp said. Everyone who drives has a responsibility to be especially careful during this busy time for youngsters.
Camp offered six tips for pedestrian safety: --Look all ways before crossing the street.--Cross only at corners.--Obey police officers, school crossing guards, members of safety patrols and the traffic signals and traffic lights.--Watch for turning cars and trucks.--Be especially alert in bad weather.--Play away from traffic.
Hundreds of young children are killed each year in collisions with motor vehicles, and thousands more are severely injured, Camp said. Children tend to be at greater risk during the back-to-school period because they tend to be thinking more about seeing old friends and new teachers rather than watching for cars and trucks. Others are going to school for the first time.
Be safe, keep your children safe and above all drive carefully, Camp said.
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