As schools in Hall County open for the new school year Friday, motorists will find something new around some of the schools.
First of all, county crews have been placing “speed limit” and “school zone” signs on some roads, such as Montgomery Drive near McEver school.
Secondly, the sheriff’s department has been erecting some other signage. Here’s some of what the department has posted on its Facebook page.
“Friday, August 4, is the 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑-𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 in Hall County, and you know what that means…lots more 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 on the roads.
With the extra traffic in mind, HCSO has installed 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 in some of the more heavily-traveled school zones – as well as some of the roads people tend to use as cut-throughs on their way to school. Those signs will indicate the speed your vehicle is traveling and remind you to slow down as you approach a busy school area. You’ll see the signs on 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝, 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝, 𝐋𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝, 𝐌𝐜𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 and 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝; signs have been placed both east and westbound on 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝. You’ll also find a speed detection sign on 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲.
You’ll also notice 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 around our schools tomorrow and into next week. Just another reminder that school is back in session, and we want you to keep your foot off the gas.
“It’s easy to get in the habit of speeding past a school over the summer,” said Sheriff Gerald Couch. “These measures are simple reminders to our community to slow down as our children head back to class for the new school year.”
Couple of other reminders:
•𝐁𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.
•𝐁𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬.
•𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆’𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝘁.”