KPD Reminds Community about School Safety

The Killeen Police Department would like to remind all motorists about the new school year.

With a new school year in session, 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 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 6:30.a.m and are usually 20 mph.  Children are known to dart out into the roadway and it is asked that you give extra attention when driving.  Talking 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 is against the law.

School buses will be active in the city before and after school hours.  When a school bus is stopped with red lights flashing, you must stop. Vehicles traveling on the opposite side of a divided highway do not have to stop.

Bus Passing Flyer

Effective September 1, 2017, it is against the law to use of a wireless communication device to view, send or compose an electronic message or engage other application software while operating a motor vehicle.

Drive safely and do not text and drive.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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