Kids Driving in Accidents

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Kids are headed back to class today in Volusia and Seminole Counties, so it’s time to refresh our memories about how to keep everyone safe on the roads. Traffic laws related to school buses, speed limits in school zones and crossing guards are all meant to help us avoid car accidents and injuries to children.
School zones in Volusia and Seminole are in effect now, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at least will be cracking down on speeders. Class starts next Monday, August 23, in Orange, Lake and Osceola counties.
Speeding in a school zone will cost you a minimum fine of $148. If you are caught speeding 15 to 30 mph over the school zone speed limit, which is 15 mph, you could face a fine of up to $400 — and be arrested.
School Year Safety Tips to Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries should there be West Palm beach criminal charges.
Local police are encouraging commuters to be patient. “Your Monday morning commute may take a little longer, so plan accordingly,” says Seminole County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Cannaday.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Crossing guards will be back at their posts both morning and afternoon, so keep an eye out for children crossing the street.
• School buses make frequent stops, but don’t try to go around them. It’s against the law to pass school buses while they are picking up or dropping off students. Don’t wait until the bus’s stop sign is extended — stop as soon as you see the bus’s safety lights begin flashing.
• If you are dropping off or picking kids up from school, be mindful of no-parking areas, particularly in neighborhoods surrounding schools.
“A little planning and some patience will go a long way to ensure the 2010 school years get off to a safe start,” Cannaday says.

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