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Posted on: October 6, 2021

National Walk to School Day



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:National Walk To School Day
Station Area:Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage
Written Date:October 6, 2021Time:2:30 PM
Incident Date:October 6, 2021Time:N/A
Incident Location:The Cities of Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer:Deputy Varon Potter
File Number(s):N/A


Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif.– The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages parents and students to join school-goers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Oct. 6.

“Walk to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with classmates, families, and caregivers.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers the following tips for children to incorporate into their walks:

  • Be predictable. Use crosswalks
  • Walk on sidewalks, when available
  • Always look left-right-left before crossing the street and make sure the driver sees you
  • Continue to scan for traffic as you cross the street
  • Do not walk or run into the path of a vehicle
  • Watch for cars entering/backing out of driveways or leaving parking spaces

Drivers should be alert for more people walking to school the morning of October 6, 2021 and be prepared to stop for children crossing the street. Drivers should always watch their speed and slowdown in school zones. Schools are encouraged to register at as a way of tracking participation and showing support for active, healthy, and safe transportation.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.


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