Safety on first day back to school a priority for Franklin police
As Franklin Special School District children prepare for their first day of school today, Franklin Police are prepared to be sure they get there safely.
Officers will be at every school, closely monitoring school speed zones and ensuring that motorists obey crossing guards.
“Our goal in the coming weeks is to provide highly visible patrols and enforcement at each of the schools in Franklin,” said Sergeant David Prather of the department’s traffic unit.
Drivers will see stepped up patrols along with strict speed zone and crosswalk enforcement. Officers will also be on the lookout for drivers who pass a stopped school bus, in either direction, when the bus’ red flashing lights are activated.
Motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, police suggest leaving a little earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children tonight about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.
Williamson County Schools students start back on Friday, and Franklin police will have the same dedicated focus in those school zones in Franklin later this week.
Posted on: 8/7/2013