(Sweetwater County, Wyo. – August 17, 2018) The first day of school for K-12 students has come and gone for Sweetwater County School District #1 students and begins on Thursday, August 23rd, for Sweetwater County School District #2 students. Sheriff Mike Lowell is asking that drivers everywhere be alert for students on their way to and from their classes.
â€œThere will be kids on foot and on bicycles, clustering around bus stops, and high school students in their own vehicles,â€ he said.Â â€œThe result will be an increase in traffic everywhere, especially around the hours that school starts and lets out.â€
Law enforcement officers throughout the county ask that all drivers be particularly watchful now that school is back in session, and to observe all special speed limits in school zones.
â€œBe watchful and slow down,â€ Lowell said.Â â€œThatâ€™s what it comes down to. Everyone wants their children to be safe.â€