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School Safety: Slow down for students

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Thousands of students are heading back to school soon, so police departments across the midstate are reminding drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for students while on the road.

The Columbia Police Department issued the following safety tips:

- Slow down in all school zones

- Follow other vehicles at a safe distance

- Stay off of your cell phone. Don't be a distracted driver.

- Keep an eye out for students that are walking to and from school

- Expect delays when driving near school areas

- Always be prepared to stop when approaching a school bus

- Remember, a new law went into effect prohibiting the use of handheld phones while driving in an active school zone

FOX 17 News is your Back-to-School station - Stay up to date with the information parents and students need to know here:



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