LA cops get students’ attention for back-to-school safety tips – and a little shopping

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The new year starts Tuesday at most Los Angeles Unified School District campuses, and to make sure students are prepared, police officers in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division took 25 students shopping for supplies while also offering traffic safety tips.

Officers pushed shopping carts around Staples in Granada Hills Monday morning with kids from the Girls & Boys Club of San Fernando Valley and their parents, loading up on backpacks and other items in the Shop With a Cop event. The students bought about $100 worth of school supplies each, thanks to donations from the Los Angeles Police Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for the LAPD. The foundation made a total donation of $62,500 to the LAPD, enabling the Shop With a Cop event to take place in 25 locations around Los Angeles.

But it wasn’t all about shopping. Police used the shopping spree to share tips with students and parents to ensure a safe school year, including:

• Students, and all pedestrians, need to stay within the crosswalks. Also, don’t cross against the crossing lights.

• Drivers need to obey the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit zone around schools and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

• Parents and teachers should teach kids the importance of not running out into the street.

• More children are riding their bikes to school, Sgt. David Delgado of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division said. Drivers should give them three feet of clearance. “Three feet’s not that much, but they need to give proper clearance to bicyclists.”


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