Chief Richard Landi reports that the Rock Island Police Department would like to enhance the safety of children in our community by offering some tips for the motoring public. The greatest threat children face today is motor vehicle crashes.
The problem escalates during the months children are in school. Children are vulnerable for several reasons:
In short, children are not adults - and it's up to drivers to compensate for these differences.
To help protect children, the Rock Island Police Department urges motorists to follow these safety tips:
In order to enhance safety and encourage speed reduction awareness, in and around schools, the Rock Island Police will be conducting special speed enforcement details in school zone areas: