- Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:00
- Written by Super User
By STEVE STANTON
Carolina Beach Police Advisory Cmt.
CAROLINA BEACH - Tuesday, August 27th marks the first day of school in New Hanover County. On that date, the Carolina Beach Elementary School will become a hub of activity with students and traffic headed to the school.
Now is the time for drivers to remind themselves to be alert and mindful of traffic laws.
With school starting, children will be walking and riding bicycles to the school both in the morning and the return trip home in the afternoon. Student traffic is especially heavy on 3rd, 4th and 5th streets as well as Atlanta. Carolina Beach Police will be at the school in the mornings and afternoons to direct traffic and assist walkers on their way to and from school.
In addition to the elementary school, there are numerous bus stops throughout the town where students are waiting for buses to be transported to school. Student safety is dependent on drivers obeying stop signs, speed limits and honoring cross walks.
Drivers on the Island can make this a safe school year for students by practicing safe driving habits and being watchful for students walking and biking to and from school. This also includes stopping for school buses as they load or discharge students.
The Carolina Beach Police Beat is brought to you by the Carolina Beach Police Advisory Committee. The Committee will conduct its next meeting on Monday, September 9 at 7PM in the Conference Room at the rear of Town Hall. The public is invited.