Traffic Engineering > School Zones
- Speed limits in school zones on streets that are directly in front of a school are posted at 15 miles per hour.
- In zones on streets that are away from schools but are designated as school crossing zones, the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour.
- At some locations, in addition to school zone signs, flashing amber beacon lights enhance visibility of school zones.
Crossing guard requests may be made through your school principal or the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3446. If you’d like to learn more about paid positions and training to become a school crossing guard, please call Helen Lawhon with METRO at (702) 828-3446.
When using crosswalks with adult school crossing guards:
- Obey the directions of the Crossing Guard.
- Don’t run across the street - always walk.
- Be alert for traffic - drivers sometimes fail to obey the Crossing Guard stop signs.
- Don’t ride bicycles or skateboards across the street - walk with them.
Suggested School Routes
Studies have shown that school age pedestrians and bicyclists are the group at greatest risk on city streets. In order to minimize that risk, the city has prepared a set of guidelines to help educate elementary grade school children on how to reach school as safely as possible. A map for each elementary school within the city of Las Vegas has been developed that shows the suggested route to school for school children coming from the surrounding residential community. Copies of the map for each school can be obtained from clicking on the Suggested School Route Link.
The suggested school route maps were developed by the city’s Traffic Engineering Division. The school routes suggested took into account physical barriers such as railway lines, freeways and high volume major arterial streets. The suggested routes were also designed to take advantage of low volume residential streets, stop signs, traffic signals, adult school crossing guards, pedestrian bridges and existing sidewalks.