Friday, December 21, 2012
A week after the Newtown, CT, massacre, schools have reviewed their safety procedures. Now should parents follow up with more coaching?
A week after the deadly elementary school attack in Newtown, CT, that has rocked the the nation, some parents say their kids remain oblivious to the attack—and the danger. Most teens and children are wrapped up in their own worlds. One mom of a middle-schooler told me instead of being worried about how the Newtown deaths would affect her daughter, she is more concerned that the girl is not aware enough of what took place. And there is only so much the schools can do. So this mom will spin out a scenario of danger and ask the daughter to think through how she might best respond. If you are a parent, are you doing the same kind of 'coaching' with your kids? Should parents be following up and expanding on the schools' safety procedures and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Extra units were on patrol Oct. 24 to make sure drivers were obeying the rules for driving near school buses.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, November 2, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department.) The week of October 22, 2012 thru October 26, 2012, was National School Bus Safety Week. For a number of years, during National School Bus Safety Week, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has sponsored OPERATION YELLOW BLITZ. OPERATION YELLOW BLITZ encourages law enforcement organizations to make a concerted effort to identify, document, and educate motorists who pass school buses when the red flashing lights are flashing. The Tewksbury Police Department, working cooperatively with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Tewksbury School Department, assigned a number of officers to participate in the Operation held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Crosswalk laws and safety tips to be aware of.
Spring is my favorite season. It’s when everything outside is coming to life, the warmer weather is coming after cold Wintery days and we can finally head outside for walks and playtime. The idea of this article actually popped into my head while I was taking my kids for a walk a couple of weeks ago. Along our walk, we came to the crosswalk at East Street and North Street. There is no crossing signal at this intersection, so we had to wait for cars to stop to let us cross the street. To my shocking disappointment, over 15 cars kept driving by not letting us cross. Finally, two cars stopped to let us cross the street. We continued our walk and then had to cross Main Street. Then again, car after car after car kept driving by. I lost…