Mike Tautin, school safety officer for Meadville Police Department, said.
"Slow down," Tautin
"Take your time.
Watch for kids."
That advice, he
was quick to add, doesn't just apply when elementary students may be in the vicinity.
"Stop" is a very important word for drivers to keep in mind when students may be on the streets, according to Tautin
Pennsylvania law always requires drivers to yield to pedestrians crossing at intersections or in crosswalks.
However, once a crossing guard is in an intersection, the guard has complete control.
"Drivers must wait until the guard has seen the kids safely across the street and has exited the intersection," Tautin
"There will be multiple buses going in and out of those areas both morning and afternoon, so use extra caution," Tautin