THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL)--School starts in Thomasville on Monday, and the city's police department wants to remind drivers of safety ahead of the new year.
The police department says traffic will increase as parents start driving their children to school and get familiar with traffic patterns. Police encourage parents to leave home early so that they won't have to rush. Everyone is reminded to obey the 25 MPH School zone speed around all schools and being cautious when children are walking to schools.
Students should be dropped off and picked up at proper locations around schools. Officers will be monitoring the school zones for speeders and other violations occurring during those hours.
School buses will also be out picking up children throughout the city and motorist are reminded that they must stop for the bus stop signs as they are loading and unloading students.