Today is the first day of school in Broward County. For Florida drivers, that means exercising extra caution or potentially paying the price. Those cited for speeding in a school zone can pay $140 for going 1 mph to 9 mph over the speed limit to $590 for going 30 mph or more over the speed limit.
Police officers will be monitoring school zones and cracking down on speeders or those who fail to stop at crosswalks or behind school buses that are stopped to load or unload. They may also be more heavily enforcing seat belt and child safety restraint rules.
A spokesperson fro the AAA Auto Club South recommends paying extra attention in school zones, playgrounds, and other areas with a high concentration of kids. Parents should also remind their children to look both ways and make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.