The Sioux Falls police will be cracking down on speeding in school zones next week. And some parents say it’s coming just in time.
You see the yellow signs surrounding schools, but not everyone follows the rules that come with them.
"There's a lot of kids around. Kids are rambunctious and they move without paying attention. Especially when school's out. You know, their main focus is getting out of here. So I think a slow speed limit is important," Longfellow parent, Tabetha Morris said.
Even though school is back in session, many drivers will have to get back into the school zone routine.
"But if you see a crossing guards out at intersections that is a school zone and you'll see school zone signs there. You are required to slow down to 15 miles per hour at that intersection," Capt. Greg Vande Kamp said.
Monday through Friday next week, the Sioux Falls police will be saturating local school zones to enforce these laws.
Tabetha Morris is one parent grateful for the extra attention to kids.
"I think they should. I think they should. Because the last thing anybody wants is the phone call that their kid got hit. I think that they should enforce it to the fullest," Morris said.
Police hope doing this enforcement, so early in the year will kick start drivers' memories on how to behave in school zones across town.
"We really want to make a big impression during this week and it kind of sets the tone. It's like the first snow of the year, everybody has just got to get back in that habit," Capt. Vande Kamp said.
Besides speeding, officers will also focus on accident prevention.