Driver safety around students returning to school

NOW: Driver safety around students returning to school

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Mishawaka police and fire departments were out in the community on Wednesday to remind drivers to be cautious of kids walking to school, from school and near bus stops.

Emergency personnel say paying attention for kids before and after school hours begin and end is extremely important as students return to in-person learning.

This means distracted driving could be putting the lives of area students in danger.

“We want you to put that cellphone down, and pay attention to what is going on around you. It’s so important because it can mean the difference between life and death,” said Lt. Tim Williams of the Mishawaka Police Department.

With Mishawaka being a predominately walking school district, police officers are asking people to drive slowly and pay attention while in school zones.

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