SWFD promotes driving safely near schools

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SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As school goes back into session, local emergency officials want to remind commuters to be on the lookout for children.

For the last 11 years, South Walton Fire District firefighters have been out on the streets the first few days of school holding signs asking drivers to be safe.

Friday, we caught up with them at Van R. Butler Elementary school in South Walton as they welcomed students and parents.

"Because we live in a tourist town, our kids will be back in school a little bit sooner and we'll still have people here on vacation who may not be aware that school is back in session, so we just want everyone to be aware kids are back in school, buses are part of the normal day travels and pay attention when you're driving," Sammy Sanchez with the South Walton Fire District said.

If you see them out there, give them a honk and a wave.