Commissioner, Local Leaders Call for Safe Return to School

With the return of our youngest students to in-person classes on Monday, March 1, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, Clark County School District leaders and local law enforcement partners today called on drivers to bring back school-safe driving habits around schools and busses.

“With our students going back to school we need to make sure drivers bring back those safe driving habits when around schools and busses,” Commissioner Naft said. “If you’re driving through a school zone, slow down. If you see a school bus pull over to drop off kids, stop behind it. Together we can make getting to and from school safe for our kids.”

Joining Commissioner Naft today to raise awareness of traffic safety issues were CCSD School Board Member Lisa Guzman, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Zero Fatalities Program Manager Andrew Bennett, and representatives from the CCSD Police and Metro Police.

Local law enforcement will be working to keep our children safe by making sure drivers are following all traffic laws in school zones and around school busses.

Generally speaking, in school zones drivers must obey a reduced speed limit, and are not allowed to make U-turns or pass other vehicles. Fines for traffic citations in school zones are typically double the regular penalty.

Drivers are also required to obey the stop signs on school busses that are used when picking up or dropping off students at bus stops throughout our community.

CCSD students in third grade or below may return to in-person school on Monday.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.