Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Aug. 8, 2018
Schools are preparing to begin the new school year throughout the nine-county Lufkin District and TxDOT wants to remind the public of the law regarding driving through a school zone and near school buses.
Motorists should stay alert to flashing lights in school zones and be prepared to slow down to the posted speed limit when lights are activated. Be prepared to stop during peak travel hours as traffic is directed before and after school hours.
“We encourage parents to have a conversation with their students about school zones and bus safety before school begins,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “The first day of school throughout our nine counties varies this year over approximately a two-week period, so we are hoping motorists will be prepared to enter a school zone or approach a school bus. We want everyone to stay alert so everyone stays safe.”
Laws and safety tips to remember for driving through school zones include:
Laws and safety tips for traveling near a school bus include:
Parents of students who walk or bike to school should also be aware of safe practices and discuss them with their students before school begins. Safety tips for students include:
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