Published: Aug 02, 2011 5:12 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 4:13 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron reminds motorists that school starts next Monday in Charlotte County.

Sheriff Cameron said, “I ask motorists to be especially cautious in observing school zone speed limits, school bus laws when picking up or dropping off students, and yielding to students in crosswalks.”

The CCSO Traffic Safety Team will increase enforcement in all school zones next week to ensure safety of students and compliance with the law. Deputies will also be looking for school bus law violators. Motorists are also reminded to be sure that children in the vehicle are properly bucked up.

For students walking to school, parents or guardians should instruct their children about safety along the route to school, and to obey the crossing guards.