Rapid City, S.D. – Now that the weather is warming up, many students are walking to and from school. With more children choosing to walk or bike to school, the RCAS and RCPD would like to remind drivers to be vigilant and slow down in school zones. Safety is a two way street which requires attention from both motorists and pedestrians. This is a good time for parents to reinforce safety practices when crossing the street, as well as reassess the safest walking routes to and from school.
Tips for Pedestrians and Bicyclists:
Tips for Drivers:
In the coming weeks, police will continue to address traffic and crosswalk violations with regular patrols through Rapid City’s school zones. Local law enforcement and the Rapid City Area School District are committed to the safety of our children. Parents are always encouraged to teach their children good habits when it comes to safety as a pedestrian or while riding a bicycle.