Loudoun County Public School students -- and as they walk to and from class, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office plans to hit the roads with extra enforcement, too.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said in a release this week his office will conduct a Back to School campaign that focuses on increased enforcement of speed and other traffic violations around schools across the county.
"The campaign is to ensure the safety and welfare for the children returning to school," the release said, noting that school-aged children walking certain routes to school may forget to watch for drivers.
The office is reminding drivers to watch for law enforcement officers and crossing guards directing traffic in school zones.
"By ignoring their signals, drivers put the lives of the children and crossing guards in danger,' the release said.
Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputies will be use “Smart Trailers," RADAR, LIDAR, marked and unmarked cruisers and the agency’s motorcycle unit to enforce laws around the schools.
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