OPERATION BLUE BIRD BEGINS TOMORROW AS WALTON COUNTY STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
August 9, 2021
WALTON COUNTY, Fla—As students in Walton County head back to school Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on school zone and bus stop infractions.
Operation Blue Bird begins Tuesday, August 10th, and takes place at the beginning and end of each school day for an undisclosed amount of time.
The goal of the operation is to address traffic concerns in different school zones and at bus stops around the county.
Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies and unmarked units will be aggressively enforcing traffic laws during this period and putting special attention on areas based on citizen complaints, bus driver complaints, and School Resource Deputy observations.
Deputies will be keeping an eye out for the following during Operation Blue Bird:
- Speeding in a school zone
- Texting while driving
- Passing on the Right/Shoulder
- Observed Seatbelt/Child seat violations
- Any other observable traffic infraction
- Passing School Bus with Stop Sign activated
“This operation is imperative to ensuring kids are safely making it to and from school and that everyone gets reminded to slow down on their commutes,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “We’re asking everyone to be patient and keep the safety of our children in the forefront of your mind.”