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Local officers remind drivers of school speed zones

Officers said the law that drivers break in school zones most often is distracted driving. (WRSP)

Springfield police were out in school zone areas to ensure students had a safe first day of school.

Enforcing school speed zones is a way to reduce crashes now that school is back in session.

They wanted to be out as a reminder to drivers to follow the law.

Officers said the law that drivers break in school zones most often is distracted driving.

“Since distracted driving has become a hot topic for a lot of people, a lot of people still haven't learned to put the phone down and drive,” said Springfield Police Sergeant, Kris Rhodes. “And that will be one of the biggest things that we're looking for is that along with seat belt and speed."

Springfield police always like to do extra coverage during the first week of school.

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