Denver schools back in session; police warn drivers to slow down

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DENVER -- Students in Denver head back to class Monday, and that means more pedestrians around schools.

Additional Denver Police officers will be outside schools, reminding drivers to watch out for students and to pay attention to school zones.

Police encourage all drivers to slow down and obey traffic laws and speed limits, to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading childrent, and to watch for school crossing guards.

In school zones, officers urge drivers not to pass other cars, change lanes or make U-turns. If you have younger children, police encourage parents to escort their children to the bus stop and students should not stand or play in the street while waiting for the bus.

For children who walk to school, they should do so in a group and only cross streets at crosswalks.

Police also warn that ticket fines are double in school zones.