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As students return to school on Monday, August 25, 2014, the Evanston Police Department will have a presence at all public schools to greet parents and monitor pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic that goes along with the first day of the school year. A police presence in and around all Evanston schools that are part of District 65, District 202 (ETHS) & private schools will occur for the next two weeks. The Evanston Police Department wants to promote safety and traffic awareness for everyone coming and going from our local schools. Please remember to observe all applicable laws near school zones.  This applies to vehicles dropping students off, riding bicycles to school and pedestrians walking.


Reminders for Drivers:

When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., on days when school is in operation and when school children are present, a driver must:

  1. Stop all wireless phone communications; hands-free is exempt but ceasing all calls is safest.
  2. Yield to any children or adults crossing in the crosswalk area;
  3. Reduce vehicle speed to 20 mph; speeding in a school crossing zone could result in heavy fine plus court costs.

Reminders for Pedestrians:

  1. Pedestrians should cross at designated intersections and crosswalks, and such movement should only occur when the pedestrians have the right of way.
  2. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

As school begins, Evanston police officers will monitor vehicle traffic at or near school zones to ensure that motorists are complying with school zone speed limits.

Neighborhood traffic issues where violations develop as a result of school being back in session may be submitted online via email to police@cityofevanston.org or by calling the traffic bureau at (847) 866-5064. Parking problems that may occur can be handled by contacting 311.   

Welcome back to school and have a safe year! 

As students return to school on Monday, August 25, 2014, the Evanston Police Department will have a presence at all public schools to greet parents and monitor pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic that goes along with the first day of the school year. A police presence in and around all Evanston schools that are part of District 65, District 202 (ETHS) & private schools will occur for the next two weeks. The Evanston Police Department wants to promote safety and traffic awareness for everyone coming and going from our local schools. Please remember to observe all applicable laws near school zones.  This applies to vehicles dropping students off, riding bicycles to school and pedestrians walking.

Reminders for Drivers:

When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., on days when school is in operation and when school children are present, a driver must:

  1. Stop all wireless phone communications; hands-free is exempt but ceasing all calls is safest.
  2. Yield to any children or adults crossing in the crosswalk area;
  3. Reduce vehicle speed to 20 mph; speeding in a school crossing zone could result in heavy fine plus court costs.

Reminders for Pedestrians:

  1. Pedestrians should cross at designated intersections and crosswalks, and such movement should only occur when the pedestrians have the right of way.
  2. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

As school begins, Evanston police officers will monitor vehicle traffic at or near school zones to ensure that motorists are complying with school zone speed limits.

Neighborhood traffic issues where violations develop as a result of school being back in session may be submitted online via email to police@cityofevanston.org or by calling the traffic bureau at (847) 866-5064. Parking problems that may occur can be handled by contacting 311.   

Welcome back to school and have a safe year! 

As students return to school on Monday, August 25, 2014, the Evanston Police Department will have a presence at all public schools to greet parents and monitor pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic that goes along with the first day of the school year. A police presence in and around all Evanston schools that are part of District 65, District 202 (ETHS) & private schools will occur for the next two weeks. The Evanston Police Department wants to promote safety and traffic awareness for everyone coming and going from our local schools. Please remember to observe all applicable laws near school zones.  This applies to vehicles dropping students off, riding bicycles to school and pedestrians walking.

Reminders for Drivers:

When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., on days when school is in operation and when school children are present, a driver must:

  1. Stop all wireless phone communications; hands-free is exempt but ceasing all calls is safest.
  2. Yield to any children or adults crossing in the crosswalk area;
  3. Reduce vehicle speed to 20 mph; speeding in a school crossing zone could result in heavy fine plus court costs.

Reminders for Pedestrians:

  1. Pedestrians should cross at designated intersections and crosswalks, and such movement should only occur when the pedestrians have the right of way.
  2. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

As school begins, Evanston police officers will monitor vehicle traffic at or near school zones to ensure that motorists are complying with school zone speed limits.

Neighborhood traffic issues where violations develop as a result of school being back in session may be submitted online via email to police@cityofevanston.org or by calling the traffic bureau at (847) 866-5064. Parking problems that may occur can be handled by contacting 311.   

Welcome back to school and have a safe year!