THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Monday was the first day for students in Thomasville and Thomas County where officials stress the importance of following speed limits and driving safely.
With classrooms filled, law enforcement wants make to sure that these students are arriving and leaving school safely.
"This week especially were out in numbers out in the school zones," said Captain Steve Jones, Thomas County Sheriff's Office.
Reminding everyone that school is back in and it's time to slow down.
During the hours of 7:30 to 8:30 am and 2:30 to 3:30 pm the speed limit reduces to 25 miles per hour around the schools.
"We had a great first morning, traffic volume we expect it to be extremely high the first two or three days of school, tomorrow they will see a decrease in traffic and then Wednesday should be a pretty good sign of what it will be like all year" said Jones.
All in all a pretty successful first day of school and many students started learning hours after the first bell rang.
High school students in the county took part in team building projects and Kindergarten students in the city schools got to know their classmates during roll call exercises.
"It's been so quiet and smooth, we've had a very good start" said Scott Elementary Principal, Brian Beaty.