Did you slow down for 'Walk to School Day'? - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Did you slow down for 'Walk to School Day'?

Crossing guards have new uniforms this school year (Source: WALB) Crossing guards have new uniforms this school year (Source: WALB)
"Folks need to obey these laws every day, not just during the school year," said Conley (Source: WALB) "Folks need to obey these laws every day, not just during the school year," said Conley (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Drivers, be on the lookout, schools will celebrate Georgia Walk to School Day Wednesday.  

The day gives children, school administration, elected officials and community members a chance to walk to school together. 

It is also a chance to be reminded of the important steps to take when you approach a school crossing and when driving through a school zone. 

According to Dougherty County Schools, the areas with the most crossing zones and children walking to school are the Turner and Jackson Heights areas.

"Kids may have a tendency to play along the route to school. So I'm jut asking that all the drivers make an extra effort to keep close check on their speeds and the movement of the students on the movement on the shoulders of the roadway," said Chief Troy Conley, Dougherty Co. Schools Police Chief. 

Chief Conley wants to remind you to obey these rules year round, including summer months when children are outside playing more.

International Walk to School Day is October 4th.

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