Police, crossing guards make crosswalk, school zone safety a pri - Tucson News Now

Police, crossing guards make crosswalk, school zone safety a priority

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Summer is over and now students in the Tucson Unified School Distract are going back to school.

The students were walking and biking to school on Thursday, Aug. 3, and TUSD just hired three new crossing guards for the school year.

The one thing that they stress to the new crossing guards is watching out for traffic. The guards told Tucson News Now that on the first day of school they see many drivers speeding through the school zones.

In most cases the drivers are not paying attention. One of the newer challenges for crossing guards is distracted drivers. Drivers who could be so involved with their phones, that they overlook a sign or even a child. But the most important job of the guards is making sure the kids get to school and back home safe.
 
Tucson police will have their officers at school zones around the city, especially early in the morning when kids are heading to school and the afternoon when the students are heading home.

TPD officers say they mostly look for people speeding. 

Police have some advice for drivers, if you're in a school zone slow down and pay attention.

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