A Tennessee Valley police department wants to remind drivers to be cautious as students return to school.

The Trenton City Police Department asks that everyone watch out for children crossing streets and waiting for buses. They also want drivers to be prepared for slower commutes into the city.

"Patience is a virtue and we are all leading by example as we make our way to work and school," a department spokesperson said.

Drivers are encouraged to give themselves extra time to get to their destinations or to take an alternate route.

"We will do our very best to help with traffic flow in the event of an accident or stalled motorist, but maximum traffic flow on minimum street availability will cause traffic jams even in our small city," the spokesperson added. Welcome back to school to all of our students and parents. Let's all work together to make this a GREAT school year!"