GPSO encouraging drivers to slow down this school year

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office has made an effort to protect future generations.

Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain handing out 'Slow Down' signs at South Grant Elementary. | Photo Source: KALB

Deputies were at every elementary school in the parish on Thursday afternoon, passing out signs to remind drivers to be extra careful around school buses and school zones.

The sheriff's office also partnered with DOTD requesting that radar speed trailers are placed near high schools again, a similar practice that happens around prom.

Shana Delrie, the Principal of South Grant Elementary, said the awareness was especially important to her school because South Grant is the biggest school in Grant Parish this year.

"We have many that are car riders. We have kids on buses,” Delrie explained. “We're excited to have the sheriff's office here with us today handing out signs, reminding parents to slow down in safe zones and those school zones, and then also in our car rider line to make sure you abide by the laws and the safety."

Sheriff Steven McCain, along with Detective Stacey Roberts, passed out 500 "slow down" signs at South Grant Elementary.

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