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October Safety Reminders
10-14-2013 By Staff

The school season is about six weeks old and a routine has returned to most families. With the mild weather children continue to walk and bike to school. Drivers are reminded of the requirement to reduce their speed in school zones and to yield to pedestrians attempting to cross the roadway. Fees for speeding in a school zone begin at forty dollars for the first ten miles per hour over the limit and increase for each additional mile per hour after ten over. Failure to yield to a pedestrian carries a fee of fifty dollars.

The shortening of daylight hours and temperatures cool enough to coat vehicle windows with frost can dramatically impair a driver’s ability to see. The low sun angles of early morning can be blinding to drivers and school children alike. Failure to completely remove frost or condensate from all of a vehicle’s windows further decreases the ability of a driver to see a dangerous condition. Driving with an obstructed field of vision can result in a twenty dollar fee.

The end of October will bring a child’s favorite night of fun, Halloween. Parents must properly plan for the safety of their children and provide the level of supervision necessary to keep them from harm. Costume selections should not interfere or obstruct a child’s field of vision nor should the costume impede a child’s ability to walk safely. A costume should be light in color and include reflective material when possible. The use of flashlights or glo-sticks by children can improve their ability to see and be seen. Children should be instructed to use available sidewalks and recreational trails and avoid crossing a roadway other than at a crosswalk. An adult or responsible older child should travel with the children and keep them from becoming separated. Drivers must be hyper vigilant for the increased number of pedestrians.

October can be a month of extremes. Heat, rain, cold, snow and ice prove challenging each year as drivers transition from summer to winter driving conditions. These same conditions will cause an increase or decrease in the number of pedestrians traveling to or from school. Be aware of the changing conditions. Be alert and slow down.

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RSS Icon PRESS RELEASE: Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Crash 04/15/2014 On April 15, 2014 at 0727 hours a vehicle was northbound on 9th street east pulling into the west entrance of the West Fargo High School parking lot, when it struck two pedestrians.
RSS Icon Press Release-Suspicious Items 04-11-2014 On 4/10/2014, at 2:56 P.M., the West Fargo Police Department responded to a report of two suspicious items lying on the boulevard in the 500 block of Prescott Lane in West Fargo.
RSS Icon Press Release-Injury Accident 4/4/14 On April 4, 2014, officers responded to a one vehicle injury accident in the 700 block of 9th Street East at 4:54 pm.
RSS Icon Press Release: Man Falls From Roof 03/24/14 At 10:22 AM on 24 March the West Fargo Police Department responded to the report of a man falling from a roof at 3535 Loberg Lane.
RSS Icon PRESS RELEASE: ACCIDENT VEH VS. HOUSE 03/18/14 On 3-18-2014, at 5:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a Vehicle vs. House accident.
RSS Icon Press release-Accident 3-14-2014 On March 13, 2014 at 6:42 PM, officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcylce and a pickup at Veteran's Boulevard and 36th Avenue East.
RSS Icon Accepting Applications for Police Clerk 03-11-2014 Police Clerk The West Fargo Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Clerk. Starting wage is $14.475 p/hr ($30,108 annually) plus benefits. Shifts can vary and will include evenings, weekends and holidays.
RSS Icon Accepting Applications for Police Officer 03-11-2014 The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for police officer positions.
RSS Icon Press Release: Drug arrest 2/27/2014 West Fargo Police arrest two for drug possession.
RSS Icon Press Release: Assault 02/21/14 On February 21st, 2014 at approximately 12:00 pm, a female individual came to the West Fargo Police Department to report that she had been physically assaulted by her ex-boyfriend and held against her will for the past couple of days.
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