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City of Colorado Springs kicks off #SchoolZoneSafety Campaign at Mountain Vista

The City of Colorado Springs wants to keep students, crossing guards, and all school staff safe in school zones this year.

That was the message shared Aug. 6 at Mountain Vista Community School, as Mayor John Suthers and several city representatives launched the #SchoolZoneSafety Campaign.

Most District Two students will head back to class Aug. 9, meaning streets around schools will become busier and crosswalks will be used frequently.

Mayor Suthers, along with Traffic Engineering Division Manager Kathleen Krager and Colorado Springs Police Lt. Mike Velasquez, urged drivers to be aware of school crosswalks and avoid distracted driving habits.

The message also extends to safety around school buses and stopping when the bus sign is extended.

Drivers are encouraged to know their neighborhood and observe all school zone speed limit signs.

Finally, District Two and the City of Colorado Springs encourage drivers to report dangerous driving behavior they observe around a school or near a bus.

You can help ensure students and school staff in all area districts can travel safely to and from school with a little added awareness this school year.

Mayor John Suthers announces the launch of #SchoolZoneSafety