DRIVER ALERT School Zones Open Next Wednesday in Yakima
It's back to school time. The largest district in the valley the Yakima School District starts classes next Wednesday, August 28 just before the Labor Day Weekend. When schools open so do school zones for drivers and the potential for a tragic accident increases. Yakima Police officers say they watch the zones carefully.
4 recommendations from Triple AAA to make your back to school commute safer this week. Slow down, eliminate distractions, make a complete stop at a stop sign and plan some extra time into your commute especially if you drive near schools or in school zones. Remember Yakima Police say speeding tickets double in a school zone so the average cost is about $180.
The district starts the year with a new Superintendent. Trevor Greene started his job in early July.