Back 2 School: School rules of the road

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Action 2 News is getting everyone ready to go back to school, even if you don't have kids.

When class is back in session, more kids will be out walking and biking to school.

Police want to remind drivers to slow down as they ramp up patrols in some school zones for several weeks before and after class. They do this because drivers become used to cruising through school zones and crosswalks through the summer.

Green Bay Police say speed is one of the most important things they're trying to educate people about. They want to remind people if you were doing 30 miles an hour through school zones in the summertime and you do that now, you're now going 15 miles over the speed limit. This can result in a higher fine.

You should also be on the lookout for kids in crosswalks and be prepared to follow directions from crossing guards.

"It's a good reminder that all drivers need to pay attention to their surroundings so they don;t miss a kid in the crosswalk or have to slam on their breaks," said Captain Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Department. "The last thing anyone in this community or anywhere wants is for a kid to be hurt on his way to school."

Police also want to remind drivers to be aware of kids biking to school and give them space.

The law is three feet of space between your car and a bicyclist, but Green Bay Police say it certainly doesn't hurt to give more.

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