For Immediate Release
July 31, 2000
--Press Release from Sheriff Butler--
Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler is reminding Cumberland County residents to watch the roadways beginning August 14th for the area's 52,000 students who will be returning to school that day. Drivers are especially reminded to observe the posted speed limits in the school zones, as area law enforcement, to include the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Fayetteville Police Department, Hope Mills Police Department, the Spring Lake Police Department and the Sheriff's Office, will be patrolling the area looking for speed violators.
"Area schools are back in session and we all need to remember that our kids aren't paying attention to cars and trucks on the road " said Sheriff Butler. "It's a well-known fact that children under the age of 11 are unable to judge distances or speed of cars - so we need to drive with care and be good neighbors".
There are some tips that drivers can utilize to help ensure the safety of our children on the roadways:
It takes a few minutes out of our day to be good neighbors. Let's all try to keep our kids safe this school year and drive with care.
Any questions about school zones or school resource officers can be directed to a supervisor in the School Resource Office/DARE unit of the Sheriff's Office at (910) 677-5485.
For more information on the news release, you may contact Stephanie Hardy, Public Information Officer at Phone: (910) 677-5487 Pager: (910) 677-4313 Fax: (910) 677-5558.