Lexington 1 schools start Tuesday under “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan”

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With Lexington County School District One beginning the academic year on Tuesday, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is reminding the community that School Resource Officers and Community Action Team officers will be working together on the “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan” to assist with traffic issues that may arise during morning drop offs and afternoon pickups at all schools within the Town of Lexington for the first week of school.

The focus of the “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan” is for officers to monitor traffic within the school zones of the Lexington Elementary School, Meadow Glen Elementary School, New Providence Elementary School, Lexington Middle School, Meadow Glen Middle School, River Bluff High School and FOCUS Program while educating and directing parents and guardians to the proper drop off and pickup routes along with parking areas when traveling onto and off of school campuses.

Green said: “The beginning of a new school year is a good reminder to drivers to be aware when you are traveling through the many school zone areas within the Town of Lexington. Always reduce your speed and be alert for children who may be in the cross walks at intersections. Please also look out for stopped school buses that are picking up and dropping off students on residential roadways. Always think “Safety First” and practice patience behind the wheel.”

It is suggested that those traveling through the Town of Lexington give themselves extra time during their morning commute beginning tomorrow as additional school traffic will cause congestion on all main thoroughfares.
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