LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Tuesday is the first day back at school in the Lafayette School Corporation for the 2019-2020 year, and that means there is going to be more foot traffic in school zones.
The Lafayette Police Department is reminding drivers to follow school speed zone laws. Along with that, police want people to pay attention and stay alert when walkers are present.
Police will be patrolling school zones and enforcing speed laws. They say a major concern heading into a new school year is bus safety. Police are reminding drivers you are required to stop for school buses throughout the city.However there are exceptions for stopping when traveling on a divided highway.
"If it's a divded highway like Sagamore Parkway and there is a median between you and the bus and you are heading in the opposite direction of the bus, it does not require you to be stopper," said Gard. "But just make sure you are paying attention when you are in those areas."
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