Motorists urged to use caution as school starts

  • Monday, August 18, 2014

School starts Tuesday, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for heavy traffic.

According to the BCSO, deputies will be positioned at schools that require additional attention due to an overly abundant amount of traffic steaming from first day attendees, student drivers, and working parents dropping their kids off.

The first day can create a difficult and frustrating scenario for all, with the flow of traffic resulting in congestion. Deputies will be out in full force to help create a smooth and safe transition for all returning to school, BCSO Spokesman Dan Moon said.

Citations will be issued to drivers who fail to adhere to the rules in the school zones.

Deputies will be out patrolling at various schools to monitor traffic flow and help assist with other needs throughout the day Tuesday.

The public is advised to use caution and slow down while approaching School Zones, as some kids will be walking to and from school. Pay close attention to stopped school buses, making sure not to pass in a must stop area, and to adhere to caution lights during school hours.

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