Back-to-school season is here! While the start of a new school year can be an exciting time, it also brings notable changes in traffic patterns across the city. The Puyallup Police Department takes proactive measures each year to try and keep every Puyallup student safe as they walk, bike, or drive to school. Below, parents and student drivers can find helpful tips for navigating School Zones. You can find more information on our Back to School Safety Page or in the Puyallup Police Department’s School Zone Safety Brochure
What Is A School Zone?
A School Zone is a section of a roadway near a school or near a designated school crosswalk, which has a reduced speed limit of 20 MPH.
When Is A School Zone Active?
The School Zone speed limit of 20 MPH is only in effect during the time in which the flashers are operational.
Pickup and Drop off in School Zones
1.) Please use designated pickup/drop-off zones, whenever possible.
2.) If you walk your children into the school, find a legal parking space and use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking your child to the school door.
3.) Always unload children from the curbside door of your vehicle and never allow children to walk between parked vehicles where drivers cannot see them.
4.) Parents, children and other pedestrians should not cross in the middle of the street. Walk to the nearest intersection or crosswalk and follow the provided signage or direction of crossing guards.
5.) Be courteous, patient and cautious of other drivers, parents and children within the school zone.
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