‘Watch That Lead Foot’: Deputies urging caution for drivers as kids head back to school

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – It’s that time of year … back to school time!

With that, deputies in Campbell County and other jurisdictions, are telling drivers to be careful, especially in school zones.

Speed limits in school zones are 25 mph (in some locations, it’s 15 mph). Deputies will be patrolling school zones and speeders can expect to see those flashing lights behind them, if caught.

Campbell County deputies are also reminding drivers about stopping behind a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing and the stop sign extended.

“Not only is it unsafe to not do so, it’s actually a form of reckless driving and therefore a Class 1 misdemeanor,” said the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Plus, the department is urging drivers not to stop in the middle of the roadway to drop off their children. They say that children need to be dropped off and picked up in approved, pre-designated areas of their school.

Lastly, cell phone usage is illegal in Virginia unless you are using your hands-free device and all occupants need to buckle up.

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