Police Officers James Kennedy and Philip Magaletti of the Tuckahoe Police Department, along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 68th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Tuckahoe police headquarters.
Colorful “School’s Open” posters will be mounted in Tuckahoe to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.
“The help that we get from our club-area police departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ campaign,” said Donna Galasso, Assistant Director of the club’s Traffic Safety unit. “We appreciate the efforts of Officers Kennedy and Magaletti, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.
Ms. 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 Club’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.
The preceding story was sent by Nicki Cacciola, from the Tuckahoe Police Department.