UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Police is reminding drivers to use safety precautions in preparation of the new school year.
ISP is urging motorists, cyclists, school bus drivers and parents about the increased traffic in and around school zones.
“As schools across Illinois open their doors for a new school year, Illinois State Police want to remind the public that school zone speed limits will be enforced and officers will be looking for distracted drivers on the roadways,” said ISP District Commander Captain Masse.
Masse said drivers should heighten their awareness as officers will increase their presence, focusing on school speed zones, cell phones, distracted drivers, seat belt/child restraint safety and illegal passing of school buses.
According to ISP, teen driver safety is also their top priority.