Most Arlington Public Schools students will head back to school Tuesday morning, and county police have announced that they will be stepping up traffic enforcement to coincide with the new school year.
Arlington police will be conducting "high visibility" traffic enforcement in and around school zones throughout the county starting Tuesday, according to a news release.
September is also Virginia Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month, police announced.
Message boards will be placed along various roads to remind people of safe driving behaviors.
"With a little prevention, all drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can arrive at their destinations in a timely and safe manner," the news release states.
Police released the following reminders for drivers:
- Obey speed limits that may change during school zone times.
- Avoid distracted driving and keep your attention on the road.
- Watch for students walking and riding bikes to school.
- Don’t pass a stopped school bus loading or unloading passengers.
- Have all occupants wear their seat belts.
- Cross the street at marked crosswalks and never against a red light.
- Look before you cross and follow the direction of the school crossing guards.
- Always walk on designated sidewalks or paths, never along the side of a road.