Police remind drivers to be cautious in back-to-school traffic

Police remind drivers to be cautious in back-to-school traffic

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department wants to warn drivers to use caution in and around school zones as the 2015-2016 school year begins.

Officers will be working traffic enforcement to promote safety.

They are urging drivers to be patient and pay extra attention to the traffic patterns that are established in school zones.

The police department will have its trailer-mounted, mobile speed monitor unit in school zones to remind drivers of the speed limits.

Locations where it will be set up include:

  • Wilkins Avenue near Hillcrest Drive
  • Rains Street behind International Studies
  • West Nettleton, just east of Annie Camp
  • In front of Philadelphia Elementary
  • 4300 Block of Aggie Road
  • Christian Valley Drive, just east of Hwy 49 South.

Jonesboro police also remind drivers to stop for a school bus with its red overhead lights flashing, regardless of the directions you are approaching from.

There may also be more children walking or bicycling in areas near schools.

Police also want to remind drivers that it is against state law to use hand-held cell phones while traveling through school zones.

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