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Police Urge Caution Now That School’s Out

Now that the school year has come to a close, local police are reminding people to be increasingly cautious. With students no longer in school for seven hours each day, there will likely be an increase in pedestrian traffic in many areas. As police department spokesman Lt. Joe Messerich says, drivers should remember what it felt like to be let out of school for the summer. He urges drivers to force themselves to slow down, especially when travelling near parks, pools, and other places where children are likely to congregate. Messerich says parents should take some time to review pedestrian safety rules with their kids. He also asks parents to know what their kids are up to during the summer. Studies show that pedestrian crashes are one of the leading causes of death for kids in the US. Dubuque Schools dismissed for the summer on Tuesday.

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