Classes Start Today In Chadron And Crawford, Drivers Reminded To Be Alert


   Today is the first day of classes for the Chadron and Crawford public schools with Hot Springs welcoming students back tomorrow, Gordon-Rushville on Thursday, and Oelrichs and Edgemont on Monday.

      Law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers that the start of school means a lot more traffic – vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians – as well as more new drivers, all requiring more awareness from everyone else..

      Chadron police officer Derek Bauer is passing along some friendly reminders, starting with the obvious – be watchful and vigilant, especially at the time students will be going to and coming from school. 

       Nebraska law sets a speed limit of 15 mph in school zones during school hours, and requires vehicles to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.

    Bauer says giving yourself a little extra time to get to where you’re going and taking a second look before entering intersections also increases safety, as does always wearing your seat belt. 

       He calls on everyone to make this a safe, educational and enjoyable school year. 

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