Police Officers Are Cracking Down in School Zones

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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The first day of school is not only costly for teachers and parents, but it can also be pretty expensive for drivers.

On Monday, the Wichita Police Department issued more than 35 tickets in school zones in less than an hour, and just as a reminder the speed in a school zone is 20 miles per hour.

"People are in such a hurry to get to where they are going, and they miss the lights," said Officer Daniel Kiser.

The bottom line is to slow down. It only takes 10 seconds to go from 40 to 20 miles per hour, less than 20 seconds to go through a school zone, because they are only 150-200 feet, and 30 seconds out of your day shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience especially when it comes to the safety of school kids.

The police department will continue to crack down on drivers in school zones throughout the year. If you're stopped, a ticket can cost you close to a $100.

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