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August 25, 2013

Driver’s education at start of semester

GREENVILLE — Students will be returning to classes Monday in the Greenville Independent School District, as well as most area public and private schools.

Monday also means a return to active traffic zones and calls for the annual reminders about school bus safety and the daytime curfew.

The Greenville Fire-Rescue Department is also reminding motorists to avoid parking in fire lanes around local schools.

School zones mean reduced speed from the start of the zone to the end of the zone, rather than slowing down after you arrive and speeding up before you exit. Greenville Police Department officers are scheduled to be on hand to monitor and enforce the local school zones.

Children should be instructed to cross streets at crosswalks, especially if crossing guards are available.

Passing a stopped school bus is illegal and can land a motorists in jail if the bus driver reports them. When a bus is stopped, motorists on either side of the road must stop until the bus driver pulls in the “stop” sign and turns off the flashing lights.

Parents, teachers, students and visitors are being reminded that fire lanes are to be kept clear at all times and that parking is not allowed in marked lanes.

The City of Greenville’s daytime curfew also goes back into effect Monday. Children under 17 should be off city streets between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. school days.

Juveniles are also prohibited from being on local streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and between midnight and 6 a.m. on weekends.

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