11th Annual Back to School Driver Awareness Campaign | SWFD The school year begins Friday, August 10th, and drivers will once again be encountering children commuting to school, some for their very first time. The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) would like to encourage motorists to be especially alert for children, particularly in and around school zones. To raise driver awareness that children and school buses will once again be part of weekday traffic, the SWFD will assist by providing "visual reminders" at South Walton school locations for the first two days of school. This will be the 11th year SWFD has provided this service. Ensuring our school children arrive at school safely is extremely important and you can play a vital role by remembering the following: *School zones are non-passing zones. *Motorist should always remain alert for school buses that are loading or unloading students. *Expect traffic delays. *Avoid distracted driving. *Most importantly.... be patient. For further information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal at SWFD Headquarters, 850-267-1298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.