"Walk to School Day" is TODAY!
Read this post to find out how you can help protect our city's most valuable resource -our children!
*BE ALERT! Increased numbers of children (&adults) will be walking, cycling & skating to school.
*SLOW your speed around our schools! McPherson has many 20 mph speed zones for school and construction. Some are designated by special yellow wink-o-matic traffic controls & are enforced during a certain time of day (S. Main, N. Main, E. First, E. Kansas, E. Euclid and W. Avenue A). Other 20 mph zones are not machine-controlled & some are in force at all times –be watchful! Fines double in a school or construction zone. $135 is the MINIMUM fine for a speed violation.
*YIELD to pedestrians at ALL crosswalks & intersections & before leaving a stop.
*DISCUSS pedestrian & bicycle safety with your student(s).
*DRESS your student(s) in light or bright clothing, shoes, backpacks, & jackets with reflective fabrics are best & make pedestrians easy to see –especially while walking in the dimly lit early hours. Provide HELMETS for students who are cycling or skating to school.
*PETS may be a hazard or temptation for passing school children. Be sure your pets are kenneled or inside before & after school hours. Dogs running at large continue to be a problem. All pedestrians (especially our youth) appreciate responsible pet owners!