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Police Keeping Close Watch on School Zones

Posted August 18, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Now that school's back in session all across the state, driving rules change for everyone.

Law officers in Wake County said they are keeping a close eye on school zones for the next couple of weeks. They said the summer is more than just a break for the kids, it's also a time when drivers forget the rules of the road near schools.

"It's dangerous when drivers don't pay attention," said Officer R.L. Munn, Raleigh police. "You can hit a child before you even know what you've done."

Officers said speeding is the biggest problem since the school zone speed limits are only in effect a couple of hours a day.