Police: Pump the brakes as students head back to class

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 6:31 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Thousands of students across the Inland Northwest headed back to class Tuesday.

Class started Tuesday morning for Spokane, Mead, Coeur d’Alene, and Post Falls school districts.  Students in Cheney and Central Valley school districts are scheduled to begin Wednesday.

With so many children heading back to class, local authorities urged drivers to slow down in school zones.

From Coeur d’Alene to Spokane, authorities planned to focus on school zones throughout the day to keep speeders in check.  Authorities said they have zero tolerance for unsafe behavior in the school zones.  They planned to ticket drivers who do not stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. 

Coeur d’Alene Police officers said speeders can expect to pay an enhanced fee of $156.  In the Spokane area, tickets vary depending on the speed.

Also, officers said they planned to keep an eye out for drivers using cell phones.
 

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