School zone safety begins as the school year approaches

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 5:08 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - As the school year approaches school zones will become active again.

Vienna Police Chief, Mike Pifer, gives suggestions on how to properly navigate through a school zone.

He suggests leaving early for your morning commute so you aren’t pressured to rush to your destination, prepping your vehicle for the outside elements, and simply being aware.

“It’s one of those things where you say be aware of your surroundings so typically when you go through a school zone or school crossing. There are not only signs but often lights, vests on personnel that are hoping those get across the street. So, we try to have those thing clearly marked,” Pifer said.

For Pifer he says that the safety of all students is the main purpose of each school zone and they plan to uphold that expectation.

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