The sounds of school buses, teachers and crossing guards - after more than two months of vacation, its back to school
"When school starts at first, a period of time for people to get back in the swing of seeing kids out early in the morning. Also, school buses and school bus stoppings," says Sgt. Brian Jenkins
Not only are their kids and buses, but the lights on the school zone signs will be flashing. And, speeding during a school zone is expensive; the minimum charge is $200. You should also allow extra time for your trip and brush up on a few laws.
"When the highway is divided and there's a school bus that's stopped, both lanes of travel need to go ahead and stop for the school bus as well," says Jenkins.
Parents, you should talk to you kids about being safe. And make sure they know it’s important to watch what is going on around them.
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Source: www.nhtsa.dot.gov (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site) contributed to this report.