Reminder for drivers: Slow down, Houston-area kids back in school

Reminder for drivers: Slow down, Houston-area kids back in school

Reminder for drivers: Slow down, Houston-area kids back in school

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 6:49 AM

HOUSTON – Officers across the Houston area will spend this week cracking down on speeding drivers in school zones as kids return to class.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said it will have deputies on motorcycles in various school zones in the county to make sure drivers obey the speed limits. The sheriff’s office said deputies will also remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road and not on their cell phones.

“If you want an ‘F,’ text and drive in the vicinity of a school,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a press release. “Remember, there is no text message that is more important than a life!”

Drivers were warned to watch out for school buses loading and unloading and to yield to pedestrians on the crosswalks.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, officers with the Houston Police Department discussed back-to-school safety and tips at Franklin Elementary School on Canal Street.

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