Thousands of kids are going back to school in the Yakima Valley this week. That means school zones are open and the potential for a tragic accident is on the increase. Yakima Police Officer Scott Grant says officers watch the zones closely. 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 $189 dollars.

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