FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contra Costa County Public Works Urges Road Users to Exercise Safety in School Zones This Back to School Year
August 14, 2018, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works encourages all road users to be safe as they travel to and from school this year. There are over 177,000 K-12 students heading back to 261 public schools in 18 school districts throughout Contra Costa County.
As we are all excited about the promise of the new school year, children may not always be aware of their surroundings as they walk, bicycle, or bus to school. We are asking parents and other drivers to leave early, be fully alert, and extra cautious while driving, especially in school zones. We encourage you to sit down with your child and go over some road safety rules and tips.
For some helpful tips for parents, caregivers, children, and drivers, the National Safety Council has provided three great resources: Back to School Checklist, Traveling to School, and Back to School Tips for Motorists. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has this resource for back to school safety. For more helpful information on sharing the road this busy school year, please click here.
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us here.
Contact: Steve Padilla, 925.723.2382