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Road Rules: Dealing with back to school traffic

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School is back in session this week, which means drivers should prepare for more cars out on on the roadways. 

Sergeant John Carr with the Homewood Police Department says people should give themselves extra time to get to their destination this week. It takes people some time to adjust to their new driving routines after school starts. 

“For that very reason,” said Carr. “We provide a bunch of extra patrols for the first week, week and a half.”

People can prepare for slowdowns due to school buses as well.

“When that bus stops and those lights and that sign come out,” said Carr. “You have to stop and remain stopped until it closes back up and the lights go off.”

It’s also important to watch the speed limit while driving in school zones. 

“Speeding in a school zone is a little bit different than your average speeding ticket,” said Carr. “It costs a little bit more.”
 

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