THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - A Thomas County school was recognized for promoting safety of students routes to school.
Hand in Hand Primary school received The Partner of the Year award by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
They competed against 62 other counties for the award.
Hand in Hand primary school in Thomas County takes transportation safety very seriously.
"Each and every year I'm amazed at how safe our school is," said Physical Education coach, Hanah Taylor.
With many different transportation methods like walkers, bicycle riders, car pool, and buses they want to make sure the students know the rules of traffic.
Daily activities like riding "Tri-kes" during P.E. are just one of the many programs the school offers to it's students.
"I think Trikes has a big factor, when they come out to trike, they have to wear their helmet and they cant cross the street while they are playing. At this age it starts them learning those experiences and important factors young," said Taylor.
With students on a mission to stay safe, school resource officers want to remind those on the road to also be aware.
"When you see a school bus, yield to it, be careful be cautious," said Deputy Darrell Colvin.
Colvin said every school bus driver now has a form in their bus to fill out each time they see someone pass a bus illegally while stop signs are out.
Colvin is out working everyday and sees many people not obeying the traffic laws in school zones.