End of School Year Safety

Attention Dixon Community: Stay Alert and Safe This Summer!

As the school year comes to an end, we anticipate an increase in children and teenagers enjoying their summer break throughout our neighborhoods. The Dixon Police Department would like to remind all residents to be extra vigilant and mindful of our young community members who will be out and about at various times of the day.

Increased Presence of Children and Teens

With more children walking, biking, and playing in residential areas, it's crucial to drive cautiously and be prepared to stop for pedestrians. Slow down near schools, parks, and crosswalks, as children might be less aware of traffic dangers.

E-Scooter Safety Reminder

Electric scooters have become a popular mode of transportation for our youth, but they also come with significant safety risks. We've seen several recent incidents involving scooter vs. vehicle collisions, where none of the riders were wearing helmets.  E-scooter riders must follow the same traffic laws as bicycles, including obeying traffic signals and signs.

Relevant California Law on E-Scooters (CVC §21235)

  • Helmet Requirement: Persons under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet.
  • Valid Driver's License: Riders must possess a valid driver's license or instruction permit.
  • Road Usage: E-scooters must be ridden on the road or in bike lanes and are not permitted on sidewalks.
  • Speed Limit: The maximum speed for an e-scooter is 15 mph.

Community Involvement

We urge parents to talk to their children about the importance of e-scooter safety and to ensure they follow the laws. Residents should also report any unsafe riding behavior to the police. Together, we can protect our children and make our community safer for everyone.

Stay Safe and Enjoy the Summer!

The Dixon Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all our residents. By staying alert and following these guidelines, we can all contribute to a safer community. For more information on e-scooter regulations and safety tips, visit the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Dixon Police Department at (707) 678-7070. Together, we can make this summer enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Stay safe, Dixon!

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