Mother and her two children cross the street on the way to school with crossing guard holding a stop sign for traffic.

Welcome Back: Traffic Safety Tips for the New School Year

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief

(Tuesday, August 28, 2018) – We at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department welcome back our parents, students and teachers to the Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and hope your summer vacation was enjoyable and full of new adventures. But as summer comes to a close, it’s the start of a new school year, which hopefully brings new enthusiasm, challenges and learning opportunities.

As with every new school year, there is also the added responsibility for each of us to follow the rules of the road to help create a safe community for everyone. Below is a quick list of safety tips to help get us on our way to a new and safer school year.

  • Parents, use the designated drop-off/pick-up lane on the east side of the school for the safe arrival and departure of your children. Remember, “School Zone” speed limits are 15 mph.
  • Stay off your phone! There is no place for distracted driving, especially in school zones. Alert motorists save lives.
  • Never stop in traffic to drop off your child. You may think it’s convenient, but it is also dangerous and illegal.
  • When walking, be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to the school crossing guards; they are there for your safety.

These are just a few safety tips to get you started. Visit our webpage for more information on school traffic. Please remember, traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility and together we can make a difference. Stay safe!