First day of school means that all school zones are active. Slow down, pay attention, refrain from distracted driving, and most importantly exercise patience. Our Traffic Safety Division Officers will be out in force as they have been for the schools that have been in session for the last couple of weeks. All school zone speed limits are, by law, 15 miles less than the posted speed limit, and we will enforce them.
We want to remind motorists to be aware of those walking to and from school and/or getting on and off school buses. You are required to STOP for school buses and crosswalks, they are a no passing zone!
All motorists are required to stop for school buses loading or unloading when the lights are flashing and the stop sign is out, you must stop whether you are behind the school bus or traveling from the opposite direction.
Motorists traveling on a divided roadway are not required to stop if they are traveling from the opposite direction. Examples of a divided roadway are Saratoga Blvd, Brawner Parkway, Ocean Drive and Ennis Joslin. A center turn lane by itself is not considered a divided roadway.
Motorists may not proceed past a school bus until the lights are turned off, the stop sign is retracted or unless directed by the school bus driver.
Corpus Christi Police Officers will be enforcing school zone speed limits across the city in our efforts to keep our children safe.
We hope everyone had a great summer and wish all of our students a productive and memorable 2019-2020 school year!