Drivers in the Town of Lexington taking their kids to school, or drivers in the area of many Lexington District One schools will see increased traffic safety enforcement.
That’s because the Lexington Police Department is doing more to monitor traffic within the school zones as Lexington District One schools begin the school year.
As part of the School Zone Traffic Safety Plan, school resource officers, traffic division and community action team officers will work together to assist with traffic issues that may arise during morning drop offs and afternoon pickups at all schools within the Town of Lexington. Those schools include:
- Lexington Elementary School
- Meadow Glen Elementary School
- New Providence Elementary School
- Lexington Middle School
- Meadow Glen Middle School
- River Bluff High School
- Rosenwald Community Learning Center
The School Zone Traffic Safety Plan is geared toward educating and directing parents and guardians to the proper drop off and pickup routes along with parking areas when traveling onto and off of school campuses, according to Cpl. Cameron Mortenson.
“The beginning of a new school year is a good reminder to drivers to be aware when you are traveling through the many school zone areas within the Town of Lexington,” Chief Terrence Green said in a release. “Always reduce your speed and be alert for children who may be in the cross walks at intersections. Please also look out for stopped school buses that are picking up and dropping off students on residential roadways. Please think safety first and practice patience behind the wheel.”
Drivers traveling through the Town of Lexington are suggested to plan for extra time during their morning commute beginning tomorrow as additional school traffic along with those in town for the solar eclipse event might cause congestion, Mortenson said.