Courtesy of Flagler Sheriff's Office

Flagler County students are returning to school on Thursday, August 10th. Students and school buses will be back on the roads. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office will have increased patrols in school zones and bus stops throughout the county from August 10th through August 18th to help keep kids safe. 

FCSO's Motor Unit will be patrolling school zones and assisting school crossing guards with parents and students crossing main roadways. Deputies will also be enforcing school bus safety, which includes slowing down in school zones, stopping when a school bus's red lights are flashing and the stop sign arm is extended, and never passing a bus stopped to load or unload children. Message boards are located throughout the county to remind drivers that school is in session and to drive safely. 

"Our biggest goal is awareness that school is back in session and kids will be out walking and riding bicycles to the bus stop or to school, and drivers need to be aware and take extra precautions to eliminate distractions and drive safety," Sheriff Rick Staly said. "Children's safety is our top priority."