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NDOT launches school zone traffic safety campaign

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 22:37:22-05

As some schools across the state increase in-person learning, the Nevada Department of Transportation is launching a school zone safety campaign to remind drivers, pedestrians, and students of life-saving school zone traffic laws.

The campaign emphasizes the following laws:

No speeding in school zones

- Follow all school zone speed limits. (Note that hours of reduced school zone speed limits vary per school- always be attentive).

No passing in school zones

- Do not pass or overtake another vehicle traveling the same direction in a school zone. This includes on roads with multiple lanes in the same direction. Stop for/do not pass school buses stopping to pick up or let students out

No U-turns in school zones

- Over coming months, roadside banners will be installed in select school locations statewide reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass in school zones. Printable school zone safety flyers will also be available to schools and educational organizations.

The campaign is spearheaded by the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. The program collaborates with schools year-round to improve students’ ability to safely walk and bike to school by providing students with bicycling and pedestrian education and activities, such as Walk and Bike to School Day.

Educational materials are funded through state motor vehicle license and license renewal fees.

Nevadans can visit their website for school zone information, resources, and contacts.