Deputies assisting with traffic on first day of school

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is also helping students, parents and administrators prepare for the new school year.

On Monday deputies will be at several schools to help with the congestion of traffic that occur during the first day of school.

Sheriff Wayne Dewitt says that the overwhelming frustration of congested traffic occurs from the first day attendees, student drivers and parents dropping off their kids. Deputies will be out in full force to help create a smooth transition.

Authorities say they will be issuing citations to those who fail to adhere to the rules in the school zones.

Starting Monday, August 19, 2013 deputies will be patrolling at the following schools to monitor traffic flow:

Cross Elementary

Cross High

Whitesville Elementary

Sedgefield Elementary

Sangaree Elementary

Berkeley Elementary

Macedonia Middle

H.E. Bonner Elementary

College Park Elementary

The Berkeley County School District along with the sheriff's office wants to ensure a safe and operative 2013 school year. Authorities say all drivers should use caution and reduce speed while approaching school zones, and to pay particular attention to stopped school buses and children walking to and from school.

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