Ready 4 School: Alameda County school zone crackdown

ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — A new school safety campaign aimed at protecting kids from being struck by vehicles near schools zones in unincorporated Alameda County is now underway.

School officials and parents tell KRON4’s Haaziq Madyun the new campaign is all about promoting safe routes to schools.

Vehicles speeding near Eden area public schools in unincorporated Alameda County are a big reason reason Hayward, Castro Valley and San Lorenzo school districts have joined together with law enforcement this school year to promote their new “Don’t Rush School” safety campaign.

“To raise awareness about the importance of safe routes to school…all of us work together to make sure our children are safe,” said Joanne Lauer, who is with Bikewalk Castro Valley.

She is also lending her voice to the safety campaign.

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s office is also playing a role in getting the word out about safe routes near schools in a new YouTube video. According to Alameda County traffic data from 2010 to 2012, there have been 250 pedestrian or bicyclists involved in collisions that occurred within a half mile of an Eden area school.

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