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    Security Update September 11, 2017

    Ways To Stay Safe During Back-to-School Time

    Information Provided By the Buffalo Police Department

    School day congestion is back. Whether students walk, bike, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions.

    Please consider the following safety tips:

    Walking to school:

    • Plan a route to school or the bus stop. Select the most direct way with the fewest street crossings and with intersections that have crossing guards if possible.
    • Instruct your student to keep their head up and phone down! Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
    • Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor. Use Nextdoor to find other kids in the neighborhood who are walking the same route. Remember, there is safety in numbers.


    Driving Safety Tips:

    • Drivers have a lot to pay attention to, especially in school zones, and there is never an occasion that justifies using a phone while driving.
    • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. Stop far enough back to give them space to safely enter and exit the school bus.
    • Many children ride their bike to school. If you're turning right and a bicyclist is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signal.

    Monday, September 4 @ 9:45AM
    From Buffalonews.com
    Fire reported on the 1 block of Summit Avenue. One home and two garages were damaged. Additional details are available in the Bufflao News link above. 

    Friday, September 8 @ 7PM
    Reported by a resident
    Drug dealing witnessed on the 200 block of Crescent Avenue. A call was made to Buffalo Police. 

    Saturday, September 9 @ 3:30PM
    From Nextdoor.com
    Car accident reported at the intersection of Parkside and Russell. The driver of a minivan reportedly fell asleep, flipping her car over at the intersection after careening into a parked car. No additional details are available.

    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 

    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email [email protected] or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

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