August 10. 2017
Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith and staff would like to remind everyone to exercise extra caution and to be safer drivers on the roadways as a new school year starts up. Schools are in session in this area as well as surrounding jurisdictions which will mean extra traffic volume on the roadways.
"We should always operate our vehicles in a safe manner, however as school opens up there are large volumes of precious cargo on our roads and highways. School aged kids will be transported by buses, parents, student drivers and some will walk to their schools of destination. All of us need to be more attentive to the manner in which we operate our vehicles and follow the traffic laws. The last thing we want to happen is a tragedy that could have been avoided. We also want to keep our personnel safe as they assist with this effort" Sheriff Smith said.
The Meriwether County Sheriff's Office and our School Resource Officers will be at various schools throughout the county conducting traffic control operations as well as enforcement of the traffic laws. Meriwether County Sheriff's Office SRO Sergeant Roxie Hightower is observed by many each morning and afternoon conducting traffic control operations at the intersection of Roosevelt Hwy and Judson Bulloch Road. Sergeant Hightower does a great job at keeping the traffic moving and minimizing wait times. Be mindful that Sergeant Hightower is in the middle of this intersection and her safety is very important as well, so please slow down. There will be other local agencies conducting traffic enforcement in the school zones to include State and Municipal Agencies."I want to thank those that are always mindful of the rules of the road and are careful, especially this time of year. Let's all be safe and wish our kids a great and successful school year." Sheriff Smith advised.
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHERIFF SMITH REGARDING SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY