Raymore Police Department sharing summer safety tips

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 18:27:40-04

Parents just want to keep their children safe and with summer here already, kids have a little more freedom. The City of Raymore and its police department want to help keep their summer adventures safe and fun.

Chief Jan Zimmerman, Raymore Police Department said, "We just wanted to make sure that we were able to communicate some ideas for parents and for people in our community."

The Raymore Police have started sharing ‘Summer Safety Tips’ on their social media sites.

Zimmerman said, "Kids are sometimes you know, so unpredictable.”

Police say the series of tips will help ensure a safe yet exciting summer for everyone.

Zimmerman said, "We haven't had any incidents and don't expect to as long as people are watching out and paying attention."

The intersection of Foxridge Road and Route 58 in Raymore is one of the busiest in the city.
Chief Zimmerman can’t emphasize enough, the importance of safe driving stating, "Absolutely slow down, pay attention to your surroundings, especially going through those neighborhoods or those areas close to parks where we know kids are playing."

Parents now asking drivers to be more aware driving through their neighborhoods.

Raymore resident and mother, Amanda Womack said, "I would really like them to pay attention to the road, to look around, make sure there are no kids because sometimes even if they're in their driveway, they're shooting basketballs and they go across the street and sometimes the impulse of the kids are to follow that ball."

Recreation Park is a favorite in Raymore. It’s one location you’ll never find empty. I spoke to kids who we’re ahead of the game. They told me they’ve already got a safety plan in place.

Eleventh grader at Raymore-Peculiar High School, Mason Knight said, "They always want me to ride with a friend when I’m driving."

Eleventh grader at Raymore-Peculiar High School, Ty Weatherly said, "Text your parents whenever you're there so they know you're safe and always have a friend."

These are just a few tips the Raymore Police Department is sharing. Everyday they’ll be posting something new so you can enjoy a summer season full of fun, family and friends.