Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe (09/23/22)

Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe

This week has been busy, and Friday was no different. My team and I had training on Friday and we will be training Saturday too. I am sure you remember me telling you how important it is for us to keep training, training, and training. I’ll enjoy a peaceful Sunday with my family for sure.
I had a conversation this week with some staff members. We were talking about our driveline, and how we can work together to guarantee the safety of our students and anyone else in it. One of the things that were mentioned is the fact that we keep seeing a lot of parents using their phones in the driveline.

While you are in the driveline, you cannot be distracted by anything. You must keep your eyes free from distractions and both hands on the wheel. Even though you are on private property while you are in the driveline, you should be obeying the rules. Yes, using your cell phone while you are driving in the driveline is against the rules. As you know, students walk between vehicles to get to their cars or to get to the school building. Some of our kiddos are very little, and it is hard to see where they are. Remember, even if it is private property, I can still issue a citation for careless driving if you get involved in an accident because you were distracted.

Another thing that was mentioned during the conversation, was the fact that once vehicles stop, not everyone puts their vehicles in Park (P) gear. There have been more than usual accidents in the parking lot that could have been avoided if the vehicle had been in a safe gear (P). Again, students walk between vehicles, and all of us need to do the right thing if we want to avoid an accident.

Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe! I can’t tell you enough how thankful I am for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story. If you have questions, please email me at gabe.uribe@https://stemk12.org, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you again for your time…GO SPARTANS!

Be safe!

Deputy Gabe

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