Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner
with Sheriff Tracy Murphree

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to be extra cautious as the start of the new school year approaches. Here are a few tips for drivers as well as students:

While Driving in School Zones

  • Remain alert at all times.
  • Do not use your cell phones. Cell phones are banned in active school zones and violators will be fined up to $200.
  • Obey school zone speed limits.  Remember, traffic fines double in school zones.
  • Drop off and pick up your children in the school’s designated areas.
  • Watch for students gathering at bus stops.
  • Be on the lookout for students who may be crossing the street or walking between vehicles near schools.
  • Obey traffic rules, signs and signals.

Students Walking or Biking to School:

  • Only cross at intersections and designated crosswalks.
  • Only walk on sidewalks, whenever they are available.
  • Look for traffic when stepping off of a bus or from behind parked cars.
  • Never assume drivers see you, make eye contact before crossing the street.
  • Obey crossing guards.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • When walking, do not be distracted by electronic devices such as cell phones.
  • Obey all traffic rules, signs and signals.

940.349.1600 | 127 N. Woodrow Ln., STE. 300 | Denton, TX 76205 | dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff.aspx


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