Taylorville kids head back to class Wednesday, which means the normal school day traffic will return from its summer vacation as well. The Taylorville Police Department wants to remind all motorists to be careful with the extra traffic on the roads, especially near area schools.
Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says the school traffic can be frustrating, so take an alternate route if possible.
Hile says motorists should keep their eyes on the road and keep their speed down, as police will have extra patrols around Taylorville’s schools.
Hile says even with hands-free devices, talking on the phone or changing the radio dial can be a distraction while driving a vehicle. He says keeping your mind on the road is as important as keeping your hands on the wheel.