Back To School Traffic Safety

Another school year begins Friday, August 4th. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department would like to offer the following tips to make our school zones safer and improve traffic safety.

With school back in session, there will be more traffic. Pedestrians, buses, and parents all contribute to school zone congestion. Many schools in Anderson County are faced with traffic issues especially during the first few days.

Motorists should have a heightened awareness in and around a school zone. Potential hazards are much easier to perceive when driving the school zone speed limit. Special attention must also be paid to buses displaying flashing red lights when on an undivided roadway. In these instances, drivers are required by state law to stop and wait until the
flashing red lights are turned off before passing a bus.

Please follow these suggestions to help make school zones safer for everyone:
C Don’t speed.
C Don’t impede traffic.
C Don’t block intersections or school entrances and exits.
C Don’t make U-turns.
C Watch for children walking or on bicycles.
C Always make sure that your children are wearing seatbelts when driving
them to and from school.

Sheriff’s deputies will be enforcing all traffic laws in our school zones. Please slow down, be alert, and drive with care and caution for the safety of our children.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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