Monday is the first day of a two-week walking/biking challenge for students at and schools so drivers should be extra cautious about the increase in pedestrians, the San Marino Police Department warned in a CLEARS message Sunday.
As part of a general pedestrian patrol over the past couple months, .
Over 400 students will be walking or biking to school every morning over the next two weeks so drivers should take the following precautions:
- Please be observant of the 25 miles per hour speed limit near the schools when students are present.
- Texting or using a handheld cell phone while driving is illegal. More importantly, it diminishes the driver's attention to the road, including pedestrians and bicyclists.
- During this walking/biking challenge, the San Marino Police will be extra vigilant about motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians, especially students.
The walking/biking Challenge will continue through Friday May 25.
After a we asked Patch readers if they feel San Marino streets are safe enough for pedestrians.
The walking and biking challenge is part of Safe Routes to School a program that is federally-funded and administered by the San Marino Police Department, not the .
For more information on this program, or to volunteer with the Safe Routes to School Program, contact Mary Ulin, Safe Routes to School Grant Coordinator at MUlin@SMPD.US or 626-422-6093.
Is your child walking or biking to school over the next two weeks? Upload a photo of your child walking or biking to school to this article.