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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: October 05, 2021 6:20 AM

San Rafael Police Supports National Walk to School Day this October 6th

San Rafael, CA – The San Rafael Police encourages parents and students to join school-goers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Wednesday, October 6 ,2021.

“Walk to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with classmates, families, and caregivers.

“Walking to school is a great way to not only stay active but also practice safe walking behaviors,” Traffic Sergeant Justin Graham said. “With many students returning to in-person instruction this year, ‘Walk to School Day’ is a valuable learning tool that benefits students at the start of the school year.”

SRPD offers the following tips for children and parents to incorporate into their walks:

  • Be predictable. Use crosswalks.
  • Walk on sidewalks, when available.
  • Always look left-right-right before crossing the street. Make sure the driver sees you. Continue to scan for traffic as you cross the street.
  • Do not walk or run into the path of a vehicle.
  • Watch for cars entering/backing out of driveways or leaving parking spaces.

Drivers should be alert for more people walking to school on the morning of October 6th and be prepared to stop for children crossing the street. Drivers should always watch their speed and slow down in school zones.  The San Rafael Police will have additional patrols around schools during this event.

Schools are encouraged to register at walkbiketoschool.org as a way of tracking participation and showing support for active, healthy, and safe transportation. 

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Posted: October 05, 2021 6:06 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: October 05, 2021 6:20 PDT by Justin Graham


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