June 30, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
CARRIE RODGERS, (863)
534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, PAGER
KIM GARRETT, (863) 534-6377 OR (863) 819-1656, PAGER
Back To School
Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr. reminds
motorists to be vigilant next week when the Polk County School District
2002-2003 year begins on Wednesday, August 7, 2002. Sheriff's Office
school crossing guards will be assisting children through the more than
160 school crossings in the county. For the safety of our children
and fellow citizens, please do not speed through the
designated school zones, and obey school crossing guards. Remember,
speeding fines/penalties in school zones are doubled.
Students are asked to observe the following safety tips:
Look left, right and left again before crossing a road.
Obey all traffic signs and lights.
Use the sidewalk and never wander from the path to
Walk, never run, through a crossing. Obey the crossing
Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
Always ride your bike with traffic.
Look both ways before riding out of a driveway.
Check for traffic before making a turn.
Parents are also encouraged to educate their children not to talk to
strangers while standing at bus stops or traveling to and from school, and
to report any suspicious person or activity to a responsible adult or the
For more information on bicycle safety or school crossing safety, please
contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Services Section at