In an effort to reduce the risk of death and personal injury for students, school officials in the triangle are urging drivers to exercise more caution than usual as more than 180,000 students return to school for a new year.
Motorists in the triangle should expect to see an increased amount of traffic around schools and a larger number of students waiting at school bus stops.
Drivers also must deal with changes in traffic patterns with several school relocations.
Drivers should also be aware of buses, which will be on the road before dawn to pick up the first groups of students on their way to school.
Wake County school system transportation Bob Snidemiller says that their goal is for everyone to think about the children’s safety and for drivers to be alert to children at bus stops and additional buses on the road.