Speed limits in school zones will be back in effect across Houston area today

August 26, 2013 10:03:59 AM PDT
It is back-to-school for hundreds of thousands of students today in HISD and other districts. So drivers, all those school zone signs you ignored during the summer months will be flashing today, and the Houston Police Department wants to make sure you slow down and take other precautions this school year.

That means drivers need to slow down in school zones, be aware of posted speed limits and make sure they're not on cell phones while driving through school zones.

In addition, Houston police are reminding motorists to be extra careful around school buses. It is against the law to pass school buses with flashing lights. Violating that law could cost you more than $200 in fines.

Officers are also urging parents to talk to their students about staying safe while walking to school and boarding or riding the school bus

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