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SAFE Lexington Hosts Panel to Promote Safe Driving as Kids Go Back to School

August 15, 2019

LEXINGTON, SC – As reported in an online news article published by, the group “SAFE Lexington” hosted a safety panel to discuss the importance of sharing the roads.*

SAFE Lexington is a group that was formed after two runners were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2017 and 2018.  SAFE Lexington wants to refresh the community on the current traffic laws regarding pedestrian and cyclist safety.  As such, the group held a safety panel at a local church attended by approximately 85 people.

Members of SAFE Lexington, along with members from Lexington County School District One and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were all present at the meeting.  One state trooper told attendees that “[w]e’re going to see a lot more traffic in the mornings, afternoon, and a lot more students coming to and from school,” and “when we see those students, or when we see student athletes walking around school, it’s very important for motorists to adhere to those school speed limit zones.”

Many topics were covered at the SAFE Lexington panel including, among others, the following:

  • Current traffic laws for drivers and pedestrians;
  • Walking to and from the bus stop;
  • Keeping student athletes safe; 
  • Bus safety and how drivers have a responsibility to stop and yield to a school bus with flashing lights; and
  • Best practices for runners and cyclists.

One SAFE Lexington member states that most people learned traffic laws long ago but have gotten into the habit of driving a certain way, even if that way is wrong or unsafe.  The SAFE Lexington member goes on to state that “our motto is our streets are for everyone and just to remember that we’re all out there and we all want to get where we’re going safely.”

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