Back To School Safety

As summer comes to a close and schools open their doors for the new year, the La Crosse Police Department would like to ask that all motorists be more vigilant for people walking and riding bikes to school, including the university areas.  We are also asking that drivers pay close attention to our School Crossing Guards who will be out before and after school helping children to safely cross streets at the following intersections:

  • 7th St. & Johnson St.
  • 21st St. & Main St.
  • 2100 Campbell Rd.
  • Gillette St & Kane St.
  • George St. & Gillette St.
  • Losey Blvd. N. & Crowley St.

Motorists should also familiarize themselves with driver responsibility around school buses.  Wisconsin updated its laws regarding school bus warning lights. According to WisDOT, “Under a new state regulation, school buses in Wisconsin must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop.” This new regulation went into effect on August 16, 2016. Remember, most local public schools start will be starting September 1st.


Additional information on these regulations and others can be found by visiting the City of La Crosse Municipal Code Chapter 44 – Traffic and Vehicles or Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 346.2016-crossing-guard-week-feature

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