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City Transportation officials ask drivers to be cautious as school begins for Baltimore City students

Posted: 7:53 AM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 10:45:00-04
17-year-old walking to school hit while crossing Rt. 152

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City officials are asking drivers to be cautious and pack patience as children and parents learn their new routes to school.

The beginning of the school year is a time when students are at an increased risk of injury due to automotive crashes.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will have more than 230 crossing guards each day to help get students through busy intersections safely. However, it’s also up to drivers to watch for students, especially in school zones and residential areas.

Baltimore’s DOT also wants drivers to watch for school buses and follow the law when being around one. The law in Maryland requires you to stop when a bus displays its red warning lights.

The penalty for breaking the law could result in a ticket and fines.