Hey, Social Circle, “Are you texting while driving, maybe speeding in a school zone? If so, put it down and slow down!” Social Circle Police will be out monitoring traffic in our schools zones starting today.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving on its website as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” Activities can include texting while driving, eating and adjusting the navigation system, according to the website. Additionally, texting is the most alarming distraction. Since sending or reading a text can take up to five seconds, according to NHTSA, people driving at 55 miles per hour can drive the length of an entire football field without watching the road.

The safety of the motoring public and our children are of extreme importance. Let’s all work together to make our roadways safe in Social Circle!