Chief Dave Cincoski is reminding motorists that the Duneland Schools open
for business on Monday, Aug. 13, and that they can expect not only increased
traffic in town but clots of kids at bus stops and students darting across
“Be mindful of
children on Monday and all of next week,” Cincoski said. “Be patient. Drive
slow. And be prepared to stop. The kids probably won’t be thinking about
traffic. So you need to.”
reminded motorists traveling in both directions to stop for school buses
when their stop-arms are extended. It’s illegal not to stop--and highly
dangerous--and bus drivers have both the means and the willingness to report
scofflaws to the CPD.
particular urged parents dropping their kids off at school to be patient and
vigilant in the car lines. At least one accident--a three-vehicle crash, in
fact, at Chesterton Middle School--was reported during the spring semester
after a driver was neither.
asked parents not to avoid the car line by dropping their kids off
across the street from CMS, forcing them to walk at their own peril through
the dense traffic.