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Police Officers Craig Carroll and Dinis Castro of the , along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 67th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Scarsdale Police headquarters.
The Scarsdale Police will be mounting colorful “School’s Open” posters in Scarsdale to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.
“The help that we get from our area Police Departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ program,” said Donna Galasso, assistant director of the AAA’s Traffic Safety unit. “We appreciate the efforts of Officer Carroll and Officer Castro, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.
Galasso reminds drivers, including bicyclists, to be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights and
stop arms, as required by New York State law.
The AAA’s annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign is conducted with local government and police agencies. Thousands of posters, bumper stickers and other educational materials are distributed through the program. AAA New
York State’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” program began in 1945. Since then, it has helped to prevent injuries and deaths among children of elementary school age.