School Buses start picking up school children as early as 6:30 am Monday through Friday in and around the city limits. The red flashing lights on a school bus are activated when the bus comes to a complete stop for loading or unloading school children.
Vehicle traffic approaching a school bus from either direction shall stop when the flashing red lights are on. It is a criminal offense for refusing to stop or disobeying a school bus when the flashing reds lights are on.
A school crossing guard is a person designated by local authorities to direct traffic in a school crossing zone for the safety of children on their way to school or leaving school. Pedestrians and vehicle traffic are required to obey a school crossing guard. A person in control of a motor vehicle may not willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order of a school crossing guard who is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk zone. The driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield to a pedestrian or school children.
The yellow traffic signal lights in a school zone are activated from 7:00 am to 8:30 am for all traffic to slow down to a minimum speed of 20 MPH for pedestrians. In the afternoon the yellow lights are activated at 3:00 pm to 4:30pm to slow down school traffic as well. This is done to assure safety for both the crossing guards and the pedestrians. When the yellow lights are flashing in a school zone the use of a cell phone is prohibited.
For the safety of our children and pedestrians the La Feria Police Officers will be out enforcing all of the school zone laws.
For questions or concerns please call the La Feria Police Department at 956-797-3121
Donato Garcia, Chief of Police
La Feria Police Department