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School Zone Safety Reminders As Classes Begin In Our Region

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Many students are going back to school this week in the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley, which means police are on the look out for drivers speeding through school zones. Many students are going back to school this week in the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley, which means police are on the look out for drivers speeding through school zones.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- Many students are going back to school this week in the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley, which means police are on the look out for drivers speeding through school zones.

Police said school zone safety is an issue every fall when students head back to the classroom.

If the lights are flashing, or children are in the school zone, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour.

Parents remind your kids how to be safe when crossing a busy street on their way to school. 

Police said to tell your kids to always look both ways for traffic before crossing a street. Before stepping in front of a vehicle, make eye contact to ensure the driver sees you, plans on stopping and has time to stop.

They also said to remove headphones, hang up your cell phone, and texting can wait until you are safely out of the way of traffic.  They also want kids to look up, listen, pay attention, and be aware of the environment around you.

Officers said speeding tickets in school zones are non-negotiable, and will cost you at least $200.00.
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