Trooper urges caution on roads as school returns

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

COUNTY — With students returning to school in the Upstate this month, Cpl. Joe Hovis of the South Carolina Highway Patrol reminds drivers to drive slower and watch for buses on the roads.

Though it may take people a few days to switch over from summer driving habits, “the good news is it’s not our first rodeo,” he said. “We should all be used to school starting back again.”

Hovis urged drivers to focus on two priorities — school zone speed limits and stopping for school buses.

Signs with flashing lights designate the beginning of a school zone, and the speed limit will decrease

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