Northfield Township Tim Rueckert
ROAD DISTRICT Highway Commissioner

Back to School Safety

Parents along with their children should review the following steps for a safe school year:

  1. Before crossing the street, stop and look in all directions.
  2. Cross the street at corner crosswalks. Motorists don’t anticipate pedestrians crossing in the middle of the street or from between parked cars. Many children are struck by vehicles when they suddenly dart out from between parked cars.
  3. If possible, cross at corners where crossing guards are present and obey their directions.
  4. When crossing at corners with traffic lights, cross only with the green light and walk signal. You must still look in all directions for turning cars before you cross.
  5. Be visible at night by wearing light colored clothing to help drivers see you.
  6. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the side of the street facing traffic. You can see the cars coming toward you.
  7. Be extra alert in bad weather.