With school starting at all Woodburn-area public schools this week, the Woodburn Police Department is reminding residents to follow school zone speed limits and other traffic safety laws.
Classes began Sept. 5 for most students of the Woodburn School District and for all students of the St. Paul and Mount Angel school districts. Classes begin Sept. 6 for students in the Gervais and North Marion school districts.
The speed limit in a school zone is 20 mph. Make sure to take note of the instructions on each school zone sign, since speed limits are enforced at different times in different school zones. For example, school zones may require drivers to go 20 mph when a light is flashing, when children are present, or from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.
The Woodburn Police Department also reminds residents to talk with children about safety if the children will be traveling to school alone.
Please take a moment and talk with them about the rules and being safe. Also, remind them to be stay safe when approached by strangers and to tell their teacher and/or parent if a stranger approaches them on the way to or from school.
More safety tips from the Woodburn Police Department:
Officers will focus on these and other safety violations beginning next week. If you would like more information please refer to the Oregon Driver Manual, available from any DMV office or online.