The Dearborn Police Department takes your children’s safety seriously and so must you. With the beginning of the new school year I would like to remind parents that we understand how congested and frustrating school zones can become in the morning and afternoon when dropping off or picking up children. However, poor driving habits1 parking violations, and aggressive driving near schools, all create an unsafe environment for our children. We are asking all parents to do their part in promoting “safe and orderly- school zones” to ensure child safety.
To help reduce congestion and provide a safer environment keep these points in mind when dropping off or picking up your children:
- The bus stop is for buses only.
- Walk children to school when possible.
- Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school, when/if possible. This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools.
- Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children. (Do Not- Double Park)
- Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards. They are there for your child’s safety
- Be a “Good Neighbor”, by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our children’s safety, The Dearborn Police Department will be actively enforcing traffic laws around all school zones:
- Blocking driveways: $80
- Double parking: $80 fine
- Stop sign violation: 3 points $150 fine
- Fail to yield to pedestrian: 2 points $150 fine
- Fail to yield to School Bus: 3 points $240 fine
- Disobey a school crossing guard: Misdemeanor