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Police: Dougherty Co. drivers need to be prepared for Aug. 1st

School begins in Dougherty County on Tuesday and drivers should expect delays. (Source: WALB) School begins in Dougherty County on Tuesday and drivers should expect delays. (Source: WALB)
J.D. Sumner is the spokesperson for the Dougherty County School System. (Source: WALB) J.D. Sumner is the spokesperson for the Dougherty County School System. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Police are cautioning drivers to build in extra drive-time when classes start back in Albany Tuesday.

Police said the crosswalks will be busy.

Drivers will need to slow down in school zones and should keep an eye out for younger children who might be unfamiliar with the cross-walk. Some may try to dart ahead of guardians.

"Be mindful. Take an extra second. Try not to speed down these streets you know are near schools," said DCSS School Spokesperson J.D. Sumner. "Even in neighborhoods, its 35 miles per hour, you can save a life by going 30, you know what I mean? It's just not worth it, build in extra time."

Last September, a 9-year-old was killed on his way to school by a motorist at Turner Elementary.

There is still a memorial for Antonio Shedd, Junior. The city added the signage.

There were no changes to the crosswalks around the county. 

The city manages the crosswalks until they cross into school property.    

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