The Barrow County Sheriff's Office wants drivers to be aware that both the changing daybreak time and the autumn angle of the sun can make it difficult to see while driving as students return from last week's fall break.
Deputies will be wearing highly reflective safety vests, posting warning signs in congested traffic areas and using vehicle emergency lights to improve driver visibility and driver awareness in school zones.
According to a news release, it can still be difficult to view deputies directing traffic at some locations, and drivers are encouraged to be patient, particularly around areas where deputies are directing traffic.
The sheriff's office shares the following safety tips for dark driving:
- Ensure your vehicle’s windows are clean inside and out.
- Ensure your windows are completely frost free before driving.
- Always slow down upon approaching emergency lights.
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