News from the 112th Precinct Community Council

School’s Back In Session: Stay Safe On The Streets!

This week is the first week of school in New York City. As parents, as residents, we must be careful. We want our children to be safe.

In our community in the past, children have been hit near the school bus. We do not want this to ever happen again. Every driver must remember to stop when a school bus has the lights flashing.

Here are some reminders of the rules regarding school buses:

– Red flashing lights and extended stop signal arm indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. This tells motorists to stop their cars.

– You may not drive past a stopped school bus with the lights flashing. This applies on both sides of the road.

– The 112th Precinct will be enforcing this law and will be giving tickets to vehicle that pass the school bus.

Parents should also remind children who are walking to school to cross at the light. They should not cross in the middle of the block. They should not jay walk.

If there is a crossing guard at an intersection, they should go to the guard. They should be careful.

Other news

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the precinct. Our guest speaker will be Firefighter Medina talking about safety precautions and also a future chance for you to learn CPR.

In addition, we will also have a guest from the Mayor’s Office to speak regarding domestic violence. Most importantly if you have not yet had a chance, you can meet Capt. Judith Harrison, the precinct’s new commanding officer.

Come join us for coffee and cake to welcome our new commanding officer and have a chance to say hello. She will also address the safety issues in our community.

We are also having a drive for people to bring in magazines that you do not need. We are going to donate the magazines to the local hospitals. In some instances the magazines will go to the patients. In other instances the magazines will go in the waiting rooms.

Editor’s note: Heidi Harrison Chain is president of the 112th Precinct Community Council.

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