Greenville County Schools will be starting the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Greenville Sheriff’s Office has announced they will be aggressively patrolling the school zones to ensure the safety of students.
Enforcement of the school zones will take place during the morning, and afternoon school zone hours with a zero tolerance policy.
School zones are clearly marked throughout the county by flashing yellow caution lights and / or posted signs bearing the hours in which the school zones are in effect and enforceable.
The Traffic Unit will be on the look out for speeders, and any other traffic violation that could endanger the safety of the children.
Sheriff Steve Loftis reminds all drivers to use caution while approaching and passing through school zones, and state law mandates a motorist to come to a complete STOP for a stopped school bus with activated flashing lights when:
• You are on a two-lane highway, travelling in either direction;
• You are on a multi-lane highway traveling behind the bus, you must stop.
If you are on a multi-lane highway and meet a stopped school bus heading toward you, you do not have to stop but should simply slow down and pass with caution.