It’s the big day. Thousands of area students are heading back to school today and safety is a top priority.
Area school and law enforcement officials are asking drivers to slow down in school zones and be extra cautious. More than 64,000 students will be walking or biking to school, while 22,000 take the bus.
Remember to leave a safe distance between your vehicle and stopped buses, and never try to go around a bus when it’s letting children on or off.
Police are providing extra patrols around school zones today to ensure students make it safely to class.