(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) will be cracking down on drivers disregarding crosswalks and school zones this week.
In a video from the FCSO Facebook page posted on Saturday, March 25, Sheriff Ron Freeman announced that starting Sunday, March 26, several more deputies will be patrolling the downtown Cumming area and around the schools.
“We've had far too many civilians hit in our crosswalks and we've had far too many red light violations,” Freeman said. “We've also seen an uptick in speeds in our school zones. So you're going to see more and more sheriff's deputies doing enforcement in our school zones starting next week.”
Freeman said drivers might not be used to the growing number of pedestrians using the crosswalks and encouraged drivers to pay more attention.
“Some will ask ‘well why are you telling us about this?’” Freeman said. “Because the simple fact is, I don't want to see anyone get a ticket. If we can get everyone to comply, we can get you to start looking for pedestrians at crosswalks. It's become human Frogger out here, that’s not a good game to be playing.”
The full video can be watched on the FCSO Facebook page.
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