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School Travel Safety Tips from Lancaster Station! Let's get our AV kids to and from school safel

Whether your child walks to school, rides a bike, takes a bus, or you drive them in a car, reviewing the following safety tips makes traveling to and from school a safer experience. Walking to School - Tips for Parents

  • If you feel your child does not have adequate pedestrian skills to walk to school, either walk with them until you are confident in their ability or make alternate arrangements for getting them to and from school.

  • Practice the route with your child to be sure they know it.

  • Make sure the route your child takes is safe and has a crossing guard at intersections.

Walking to School - Tips for Children

  • Never take a shortcut through a wooded area. Stay on the route you practiced with your parents.

  • Walk to school with a friend or a group of friends.

  • Wearing light or brightly colored clothing makes it easier for drivers to see you.

Riding a Bike to School

  • Always wear an approved helmet when riding a bicycle.

  • Do not listen to music on your smartphone or another device. Always pay attention to the traffic and listen to what's going on around you.

Riding to School in a Car

  • Whether you are driving your children or carpooling, make sure each child is securely strapped into their seatbelt. Younger children need the appropriate car seat or booster seat for their age or size.

  • Have each child exit the car using the door on the curbside so he or she isn't stepping out of the car into traffic.

  • 0-1 years old: Rear facing car seat in back seat of vehicle.

  • 1-8 years old: 5 point harness car seat in back seat of vehicle.

Children MUST be 8 years or older AND at least 4 ft 9in to be out of booster We remind all of our parents to give yourself an extra few minutes every morning. Don't rush, stay off your cell phones and get your child to and from school safely! Here's to a great 2018-2019 school year for all of our Antelope Valley kids! Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley. Ali Villalobos Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 501 W Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534 Station (661) 948-8466 Desk (661) 524-2154 Website: LASD Text & Email Register at : Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: @lanlasd Facebook:

Address/Location LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff 501 W Lancaster Blvd Lancaster, CA 93534

Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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