Police Reminding Drivers About Driving In School Zones

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - With the new school year in session, the Midland Police Department wants to remind drivers to pay extra attention on the road or it could cost you a hefty fine.

"Just a reminder that school is in effect and not all school zone signs have flashing lights, so please be careful," Officer Jason Lee with the Midland Police Department, said.

Speeding's not the only bad habit to be aware of, but a much newer law that many drivers may be guilty of doing.

"It is the first year in effect to have the no cell phone use in a school zone that could result in being stopped and cited," Lee said.

Remember using a cell phone in a school zone can result to a fine of up to $200, and speeding in a school zone will cost $16 per every mile over the speed limit you're caught driving.