Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Arlington Heights Police Provide Traffic and Student Drop Off Recommendations After Observing School Traffic Patterns

The Arlington Heights police observed traffic patterns at several schools in the past couple of months and reported that they observed traffic safety issues, which prompted the police department to release the following recommendations.

1. Vehicles should be pulled forward as far as possible when dropping off students to allow room for cars behind the leading motorists to also use the drop off space.

2. Motorists should refrain from double-parking to drop off children, and make sure students exits the car on the curbside.

3. Motorists should refrain from parking and leaving vehicles unattended in the drop off area. If you're a motorist getting out of your car and walking with your students, please don't park and leave your car in the drop off area.

4. Students walking to school, should cross the street in the crosswalk, and when that isn't
possible they should be crossing at an intersection.

5. Obey all traffic signs on and around school property.

The Arlington Heights police report that inclement weather is always a challenge when it comes to traffic safety.

Traffic Complaints to the Police
Department and the schools multiply in times of rain, snow, or cold temperatures.

Patience is required during cold, snowy or rainy days, as the times for drop off and pick up can increase.

The police remind parents to allow extra time to get to work or your next destination safely.

The police recommend that motorists make an attempt to get students
to school early as this will decrease traffic around the building at the last minute.

Arlington Heights police also reminded motorists that a driver's vision can be decreased due to a number of factors, such as icy windshields and defective wiper blades.

Slippery roadways can also add to traffic risks
and driver anxiety.

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