San Antonio Municipal Court shares back-to-school safety tips for … – KSAT San Antonio

Victoria Lopez, Digital Journalist
Victoria Lopez, Digital Journalist
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Municipal Court shared safety tips for drivers as part of its Drive SAfely SA campaign, informing the public of changes being made to roads with classes starting soon.
During the traffic transition from summer to the new school year, drivers are expected to see the impact in various ways, SA Municipal Court officials said.
The court listed the following changes that are now in effect:
As traffic and pedestrian accidents are often preventable, the municipal court shared these tips to ensure children reach school safely:
In addition to helping keep everyone safe, these tips will help drivers avoid costly fines.
Last school year, SAPD issued over 5,000 citations for speeding in a school zone, close to 100 for passing a stopped school bus, and about 150 citations for use of a wireless communication device in a school crossing zone or school property, according to the San Antonio Municipal Court.
Traffic fines increase for tickets issued in a school zone. They can carry a fine of up to $1,250 for the first offense.
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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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