School Zone Safety
Westerville City Schools resume classes on Thursday, August 17, and the Westerville Division of Police will target school zones for speed enforcement to help facilitate a safe return.
Check our interactive GoWesterville map for a comprehensive view of construction in the City. See below for a list of important safety tips and reminders that will help the community get the school year off to a good start:
Follow the rules. Each school has a designated drop-off and pick-up plan and/or area for students. These plans are designed for the safety of students and drivers alike. Drivers who ignore plans or designated areas may put a child in danger when crossing traffic in busy parking lots.
Be patient. Remember there are new students and drivers unfamiliar with the schools and their procedures at the beginning of the academic year. Give yourself plenty of time to get your child to and from school.
Be aware of school buses and their lights and stop signs. It is unlawful to pass a school bus dropping off and picking up students when warning lights are activated (ORC 4511.75).
Where a highway has been divided into four or more traffic lanes, a driver need not stop for a school bus approaching from the opposite direction which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging children.
No speeding. Adhere to the posted 20 mph speed zones while school is in session or while school zone warning flashers are operational.