Law Enforcement Is Ready For Back To School

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 11:03 am
By: News On 6

UNDATED -- Law enforcement across northeast Oklahoma communities as some begin school starting on Wednesday.

Police are reminding drivers to be prepared and allow extra travel time as many school districts kick off the new school year.

School zone speed limits are again being implemented and that means traffic congestion near schools will be a big problem on Wednesday.

Many police departments will be increasing their presence near schools for the next couple of weeks.

A number of police say they have adopted a "zero tolerance" when it comes to enforcement of school speed limits. Fines can vary from just over $100 to $500 depending upon the community.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and northeast Oklahoma sheriff's offices will have personnel in the field, making sure motorists are stopping for school buses when the red lights on the bus are flashing.

Information to help you get back to school ready