In just a couple of days here in Lubbock County, more than 60,000 students will head back to school for another year.
An exciting and sometimes stressful time, but those numbers should also prompt a few reminders for every citizen.
First, remember more students means more traffic. The chances of an accident goes up this time of year, so remember to be alert.
Put your phone away when you are behind the wheel and remember, pedestrians always have the right of way.
Also, observe school zone speed limits. Not every school zone has flashing lights, so use common sense and look out for crossing kids.
Look out for school buses in the road as well. You must stop if the lights are on. Kids can be crossing the street at any time where school buses are stopped.
And finally, remember to share the road. Be a defensive driver and stay courteous to others out there.
Keep all this in mind and let's make this school year safer for students and drivers alike.
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