KPD Encourages School Zone Safety

KPD Encourages School Zone Safety

POSTED: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:13pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 8:28am

With school starting next week, the Kilgore Police Department will be stepping up their presence in designated school zones around all Kilgore Independent School District campuses. The police department will have additional officers assigned to various school zones before and after school.

While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during school hours, parents of school children have a responsibility as well in keeping kids safe. Please pay attention to your speed and watch for children at cross walks. Also be mindful of school busses loading and off loading children. Give yourself plenty of extra time if you are taking children to school and buckle everyone up. Traffic is always congested at the beginning of a new school year, so please plan accordingly. Be patient with other drivers. It is also important to drop and pick up children within areas designated by the Kilgore Independent School District.

As a reminder, it is illegal to use a cellular telephone while driving through a school zone unless it is “hands free.”

It all comes down to the safety of our children. Let’s all work together to make this start of a new school year a safe one.

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