The school year begins for Walton County on Thursday, August 8th, and drivers will once again be encountering children commuting to school, some for their very first time. The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) would like to encourage motorists to be especially alert for children, particularly in and around school zones.
In an effort to raise driver awareness that children and school buses will once again be part of weekday traffic, the SWFD will assist by providing "visual reminders" at several school locations.
The SWFD would also like to provide a few safe driving tips to assist motorists in keeping the roadways safe for our children this school year, as more drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists will resume sharing the road during this busy back-to-school season:
For further information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal at SWFD Headquarters, 850-267-1298 or visit our website at www.swfd.org