GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is offering some school safety tips as students head back to school this month.
"I would like to encourage everyone to exercise caution always but especially during the school year," Sheriff Lane Cribb said.
The journey to and from school can pose unexpected dangers for a child, according to a news release from the GCSO.
The GCSO encourages parents to talk to their children about safety, whether they are riding a school bus, walking, riding with friends, riding a bike or driving to school, a GCSO Facebook post states.
Parents need to be aware of where their children are before and after school.
"With folks doing their part, we can prevent any unexpected dangers," Sheriff Cribb expressed. "Our children today are our future tomorrow."
The GCSO urges all motorists to use extra caution while driving especially at school bus stops and around schools:
- Allow extra travel time
- Slow down and be patient
- Drive defensively
- Watch for children
- Obey all traffic laws and traffic control officers
The GCSO will continue their Zero Tolerance in School Zones Campaign, the release states. Deputies will be strictly enforcing traffic laws at the school zones to which they are assigned.
The sheriff's deputies believe it is their duty and obligation to ensure everyone's safety, the GCSO Facebook post states.