Viewpoint: August 10, 2011

It's that time of year again, when all of us need to be reminded to slow down through neighborhoods and around schools. School zones are posted for 20 mph weekdays from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

But, it's important to be extra cautious around schools all day long. Many young people are involved in extra curricular activities that keep them around campus late into the afternoon.

And remember, school buses make frequent stops. It is illegal to pass a school bus while students are boarding or exiting. Traffic laws regarding school zones are strictly enforced.

Help keep our children safe. Watch for students waiting for the bus in neighborhoods and around schools!!