Lexington, SC – With Lexington County School District One beginning their academic year on Tuesday, August 20th, Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department would like the residents of the Town of Lexington and its surrounding community to know that the LPD is on the job to keep all students safe. School Resource Officers, Traffic Division and Community Action Team (C.A.T.) 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 elementary, middle and high schools within the Town of Lexington during 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 all of the many schools in Lexington. They will be 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. Drivers are also asked to be aware of signage when entering and leaving school campus areas.
An additional focus for officers during the “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan” will be enforcement of the school speed zones along with signal lights at intersections where students cross the street in the crosswalks.
Chief Terrence Green said Monday, “The beginning of a new school year is a good reminder to drivers to always be alert when traveling through the many school zone areas within the Town of Lexington. Please reduce your speed and look for children who may be in the cross walks at intersections. Also look out for stopped school buses that are picking up and dropping off students on residential roadways. Think “Safety First” and practice patience behind the wheel.”
Once again, officers will be directing traffic in the roadway each morning at Meadow Glen Middle School on Ginny Lane and New Providence Elementary School on Old Cherokee Road and then each afternoon at River Bluff High School on Corley Mill Road.
Police officers suggested that those traveling through the Town of Lexington give themselves extra time during their morning commute beginning today as additional school traffic will cause congestion on all main thoroughfares.
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