North Carolina Highway Patrol Reminding Drivers About School Zones

10:51 PM, Aug 25, 2013   |    comments
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Triad -- It's a law meant to protect our school children and police say they are ready for drivers who don't obey the rules in a school zone or around the buses.

"Our trooper's mission and their orders are zero tolerance in and around school zones," said North Carolina State Trooper M.K. Young.

Young is a Sergeant with Highway Patrol. 

And with the start of a new school year, there will be more drivers out on the roads and streets. Authorities hope the way you drive will save lives and not take them.

"Planning is the key and everybody has to keep that in mind that it is going to take a little longer and like I said the first-week of school is going to be trying and there's going to be lots of traffic," said Sergeant Young.

State Troopers, Sheriff Deputies and Police Officers will be out in full-force monitoring "School Zones." And drivers that means no passing a stopped school bus and paying extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones.

"Be patient, when you are out on the road. We understand the first week will be a busy time. Everybody will be out trying to get to school and work but if they can be good to each other on the road and be patience that's a simple way to keep everyone safe."

Again, officials are asking all drivers to slow down and pay attention in those school zones. And be sure to plan ahead and leave early to allow time for the extra traffic during your morning and afternoon commutes.

For more information on School Zone Law, click here.


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