Alexandria Police remind motorists to be extra vigilant for children and school buses as City schools start classes this week.
Residents should expect increased traffic congestion throughout the week during the morning and afternoon hours. Please allow extra time to reach your destinations. School Crossing Guards will be out at intersections throughout the City helping children get to their bus stops and schools safely. Patrol officers and motor units will be checking school zones to help ensure pedestrian and bicyclist safety and monitor the safe loading and unloading of students from school buses.
The police department reminds drivers that when bus lights and stop signs are activated, vehicles must stop in both directions, unless they are separated from the bus by a median. The safety of our children is important so please help us make a it a great start to the new school year.