Back To School Traffic Safety

By: Leon County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Leon County Sheriff's Office Email
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office reminds motorists to be aware as schools re-open for the school year.

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Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up traffic enforcement as the new school year gets started in Leon County.
Deputies will be actively patrolling the high traffic areas near schools during peak times and focusing specifically on the school zones, crosswalks and bus stops. Deputies will be monitoring traffic for speeders and aggressive drivers.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office reminds early morning commuters
that school zones are always busy and traffic congestion is an issue early in the school year. Motorists are encouraged to leave a few minutes early and plan accordingly as the areas near our schools will be crowded. Small children may be playing along the roadside,
near crosswalks and near bus stops.

Sheriff Larry Campbell said, “Our children are our future and the most important asset we have as a community. As the new school year begins, we all need to be focused on the safety of our children.
By leaving early, giving ourselves more time and looking out for each other we can get our children there safely.”

LCSO reminds everyone to:

Be aware of school zones and the changes in the speed limit

Be mindful of children walking near schools, crosswalks and bus stops

Pay attention and follow the directions of the School Crossing Guards

Drive with your lights on in inclement weather and low light conditions

Do not pass school buses picking up or dropping off students

Allow more time to reach your destination

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