Saugus Police Department

Saugus Police Remind Community of Back to School Safety Tips

Saugus Police Department
Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 781-666-2012

Saugus Police Remind Community of Back to School Safety Tips

SAUGUS — As students get ready to go back to school next week, Chief Domenic DiMella and the Saugus Police Department would like to provide safety tips for residents to ensure a safe start to the school year for all.

Students in the Saugus Public Schools will begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

“Heading back to school can be both an exciting and a stressful time for both students and parents,” Chief DiMella said. “In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we ask that all residents to be mindful of the safety tips provided and remember to always be considerate of your fellow community members.”

Saugus Police recommend that residents follow several safety tips outlined by the National Safety Council:

If you’re dropping off

Additionally, Saugus Police remind parents and guardians dropping off and/or picking up students to only do so in designated areas and to be aware of parking and traffic restrictions.

Share the road with young pedestrians

According to the National Safety Council, the majority of children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old. While walking, they are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. The initial fine for illegally passing a school bus is $250, with repeat offenders facing increased fines, as well as license suspensions and revocations.

Share the road with buses

Protect new teenage drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds parents to set the rules before they hit the road with “Five to Drive”: