Less than two weeks remain of summer freedom for k

first_imgLess than two weeks remain of summer freedom for kids across Tuscaloosa County and much of the rest of the state. As back to school routines begin to take shape, commuters are urged to be more aware of the roads for when some students start walking to and from school.According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were over 6,000 pedestrian deaths in America for 2018. To combat this, the Northport Police Department wants to make sure kids feel comfortable and safe while they are walking to and from class.“We have a heavy presence especially in the morning, when schools are out, our officers are out trying to maintain traffic safety and everything like that,” Northport PD’s community relations officer Anna Bailey said. “We are hoping to see continued safety with our drivers.”For any questions, check with local law enforcement at their non-emergency phone number and remember to be safe on the roads as this school year begins.last_img