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Lexington PD implements school zone safety plan as first school day arrives

Lexington, S.C. (August 21, 2017) – With Lexington County School District One beginning their academic year on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Chief Terrence Green will have School Resource Officers, Traffic Division and Community Action Team officers 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.

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 Rosenwald Community Learning Center 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.

Chief Terrence Green says, “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. Please 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 along with those in town for the solar eclipse event may cause congestion on all main thoroughfares.

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