Grove students will be starting back to school Thursday, and the Grove Police Department is urging drivers to be extra careful about observing the rules of the road.

Grove Student Resource Officer Tracy Bloss said increased pedestrian and automobile traffic can be frustrating for morning and afternoon commuters.

“We want to remind everyone to heed flashing lights and watch their speed in school zones,” Bloss said. “Drivers should be patient and considerate and expect delays.”

Grove officers will be on the streets in and around school zones to enforce the laws.

“Drivers need to slow down and watch for kids, especially on Leisure Lane, 10th Street, 7th Street, and Center Street,” Bloss said.

He said drivers in all parts of town need to be aware of increased pedestrian traffic and school bus signals.

“When you see a flashing red light on a school bus, that means you need to stop,” Bloss cautioned. “Even on four-lane undivided highways where there are no medians, everyone going both directions is required to stop.”

He said he doesn’t anticipate any problems

“We want to emphasize safety,” Bloss said. “We don’t think we’ll have any major problems.”