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Deputies warn drivers to watch out on the roads as school starts up

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As hundreds of area students head back to school this week, law enforcement is warning drivers to watch out for kids and buses on the roads.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning all drivers to be extra vigilant. To be safe, deputies say adding an extra 15 minutes to your morning and afternoon commutes for all the added traffic is a smart start.

In addition to warning drivers to watch out for children crossing the streets, deputies in Brunswick County also say they are working with the school system to help patrol the streets.

“They are in the process of installing some cameras on their buses to assist us in enforcement of passing stopped school buses, Lt. Mark Trull said. “So, you might now see law enforcement there at the time it happens but cameras will be available and we will be reviewing those cameras with the Brunswick County School System.”

A district spokeswoman says one bus has the camera equipment installed so far, and there are five more waiting to be put in place. She says they hope to have those on the buses by December.

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