By Chadron Police Officer Derek Bauer
Another summer has come and gone and the Chadron Public School district is ready for the return of its students for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Chadron Police Department would like to pass on some friendly reminders before the start of this school year.
Students will be back in the classrooms on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Please remember this will bring an increase of pedestrian and vehicular traffic especially around our schools. Also remember with each new school year we see new young drivers in our community.
Please be watchful and vigilant of the increased volume of pedestrian traffic, particularly when students are walking to and from school. Bicyclist on the roadway will be more prevalent as well. State law requires that the driver of any vehicle must yield right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks, so please ensure our children are able to cross the streets safely and remember the speed limit in a school zone is 15 MPH.
Remember to give yourself a little extra time to get to where you are going and take a second look before entering intersections. Finally, as always please remember to wear your seatbelt.
Let’s make this a safe, educational and enjoyable school year.