As we welcome spring today, we at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office remember that spring is a great time in our community. A new baseball season begins, spring break is approaching, and graduation draws near for our students. We celebrate these good times in our community.
We want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near our county roads. Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. And remember, children learn by watching us. If you're traveling with a child, please model good driving habits including the following.
- Wear your seat belts.
- Obey speed limits.
- Teach the child why it's important to slow down near schools and neighborhoods.
- Don't text while driving.
- Make sure the child is in the correct car seat.
For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety.
Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe, and we look forward to the great times that spring will bring!
Sheriff Grover Smith