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 August 12th, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff reminds motorists that school begins next week with concentrated enforcement of school zone safety laws
 
With the school year starting Monday, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara wants to remind motorists to be especially careful.

“When school begins, tens of thousands of children will be taking their first walk to school bus pick-up areas,” Sheriff Mascara said. “I want to ask motorists to be especially careful to watch for children, parents and school vehicles next week and during the entire school year.”

The Sheriff also said: “At this time of year, motorists also need to be careful when driving eastbound toward the rising sun. We ask motorists to shield their eyes with their cars’ safety visors to make sure they can see the road ahead.

“School deputies and patrol deputies will be concentrated at school zones to make sure drivers follow all reduced-speed laws in those areas,” Sheriff Mascara said. “Our heightened visibility is intended to help motorists remember to slow down and watch for children in school zones. If necessary, deputies will write citations, but their main goal is to keep our streets safe and accident-free.”

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