KPD Reminds Motorists about Back to School

The Killeen Police Department would like to remind all motorists that beginning Monday, August 24, 2015, a new school year begins.

On Monday, August 24, 2015, motorists will be seeing more children walking to and from school. The Killeen Police Department is asking all motorists to be mindful of the extra pedestrians and that the school zones will be in effect and will be enforced.

Remember the speed limits will be decreased in a designated school zone; the majority of school zones begin at 7:00am and are usually 20 mph. Please remember children are known to dart out into the roadway and it is asked that you give extra attention when driving.

We would also like to remind you that it is against the law to talk on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle within a designated school zone unless the vehicle is stopped or the device is used with a hands free device or to make an emergency call.

It is against the law to use a wireless communication device to view, send or compose an electronic message or engage other application software while operating a motor vehicle in a designated school zone.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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