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everyone’s responsibility Rosalee Senger, the ODOT regional traffic safety coordinator, encourages a safety routine at the end of each summer. Parents, older children and other family members share the responsibility to identify safe routes and teach traffic rules to younger children going back to school.

together to create opportunities to make walking and biking to school and throughout the neighborhood fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and their families. Learn more at the program website,

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility in the school zone, on the road, on the bike path or on the sidewalk,” said Senger. “With the start of the school year, law enforcement agencies focus on school zones. “The thought isn’t to write traffic tickets, it’s about avoiding a tragedy.” The Oregon Safe Routes to School Program is a partnership between city and county agencies, schools, community organizations, neighborhoods and schools that work


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Several other online resources can help you make good choices, including and

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