BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY AND TRAFFIC REMINDERS
With area school systems gearing up the new year, the Barren County Sheriff's Office wants to remind citizens to slow their speeds, watch out for buses and use caution while traveling through school zones.
Members of the Sheriff's Office will be posted at schools throughout the county to monitor traffic compliance and student safety for the start of the new school year.
The Sheriff's Office urges parents to talk to their children about a safe place to wait for their bus, away from traffic and the street. Parents should also remind their children to stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter and be aware of the street traffic around you.
The Sheriff's Office also reminds those driving and students walking to mind all traffic signals and or the crossing guards, never cross the street against a light, even if you don't see any traffic coming.
Don't forget about the basic safety rules for those transported by private means to school. Everyone needs to be buckled up properly. That means older children in seat belts, younger children in booster seats and little children in child safety seats. Drivers are asked to exercise patience while waiting in drop off and pick up lines.
Sheriff Kent Keen and staff wish all students, teachers and administrators in all area school districts a safe and successful school year.