Livingston Parish officials offer back-to-school safety tips

Livingston Parish officials offer back-to-school safety tips
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POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 7:04am

Livingston Parish's school year begins today, and the Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage all motorists to pay close attention to school zones throughout the parish. 

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, along with other law enforcement agencies, will be out at all school zone locations enforcing school zone speed limits and watching for any other safety violations.

School zone speeds do vary. You need to pay close attention to the posted speed limit and the times the school zones are in effect.

Please pay ‘extra’ close attention to the school crossing guards and children crossing the streets--be it walking to school or riding their bikes.

Keep in mind that school buses will be on the streets of our parish making frequent stops, including stopping at all railroad crossings.

Motorists should add additional time to their daily commute in anticipation of school zones and school buses making frequent stops.

Everyone is encouraged to drive safely.

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