By: Emily Johnson
July 31, 2014
Thomasville, GA - "We're checking the tires for any problems," said Phield Hill.
Hill is a Thomasville Schools Bus Driver who took us through a pretrip check Thursday morning on his school bus. He told us school bus drivers are required to do this before picking up students and that he's ready to get back into the swing of the school year.
"They're the future of tomorrow, so we get them to school safe and they'll have a good safe day and we'll get them home safely," said Hill.
Another big part of getting students to and from school safely is law enforcement. Thomas County Sheriff's Office and Thomasville Police Department told us they'll be out looking for people not obeying the school zone laws.
"We're encouraging all parents if you're taking your kids to school to leave home early enough so they can slow down and go the speed limit in the school zone," said LT. Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department Spokesperson.
Law Enforcement is also wanting drivers to be aware of school bus stop signs.
"We want to make sure that they understand when the stop sign is out that they should be stopping and allowing those children to load and unload the school buses. We will be looking for those violations this year," said LT. Hampton.
School starts on Monday for Thomas County Schools and Thomasville City Schools.
If you have any question about getting your child prepared for the school year you can visit the school board websites.
Thomas County Schools: http://www.thomas.k12.ga.us/
Thomasville City Schools: http://www.tcitys.org/