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Watch Out for Back to School Traffic Today

Three Campbell school districts begin classes today so drivers should watch out for busy neighborhoods, intersections.

It's a busy day today in Campbell and its surrounding neighbors because school's back in session.

, Moreland and districts that begin their school year on Aug. 20.

Failing to adhere to school zone speed limits of 25 miles per hour, blocking roadways, making illegal U-turns and failure to obey traffic signs could land you with a hefty ticket or worse, an injured child, police officials warn.

Drivers should pay attention when driving on all roads, but more than ever with city streets being flooded with walkers. Morning drive times between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. are especially significant, as well as the afterschool times of 2:30 p.m. through dusk.

Parents should also talk with their children before ushering them out the door. Officials warn that elementary school children are impulsive and still need guidance and supervision when playing and walking near traffic. Kids can’t estimate speed, and are just learning to read in many cases, so its imperative that parents take the time to talk with their children about the rules of the road and of sidewalks too.

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