City of Coralville News

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Back-to-School Traffic Safety

School Zone Coralville CentraI

As students and teachers return to school, the Coralville Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones.


Reminders to Drivers

  • When approaching a marked school zone, obey the posted speed limit and be aware that children may be attempting to cross the street.
  • Passing a school bus with a stop arm extended or which has flashing red lights is illegal. This can result in a citation that will cost at least $250 or up to 30 days in jail. The Iowa Department of Transportation will also impose a 30-day suspension of your driving privileges.

For more information on Iowa school bus safety, including unlawful passing of a school bus, visit https://iowadot.gov/schoolbus/iowa-school-bus-safety-home.


School Patrol

Coralville officers patrol school zones before and after school every day to ensure the safety of our community’s children. Please do your part by obeying the law in and around our neighborhood school zones.


Learn More

For more back-to-school safety traffic tips, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website: www.safercar.gov

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