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It's back to school time in Lubbock and the surrounding areas and that means driving habits may have to adjust due to school zones, busses, and of course school children walking to and from school.

The Lubbock Police Department took to Twitter on Tuesday to remind people to watch out for kids and to make sure we are all doing things to keep kids safe at school.

The Lubbock Police Department put out a graphic with four easy ways to stay alert during the Back to school season. The Back to School Safety Reminders for Drivers reminds drivers to obey school zone speed limits and follow you school's drop off procedure.

Lubbock Police also suggest making eye contact with children crossing the street. The third tip from the Lubbock Police is something I see a lot of people violating and that is never pass a school bus when kids are loading or unloading. The fourth tip is about school busses again. According to the Lubbock Police Department, the area ten feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. So a good tip is to stop far enough back to allow kids to safely enter and exit the bus.

It's also a good time to remind everyone that it is illegal to text and drive in a school zone. In fact, you shouldn't even have anything in your hands when entering a school zone. Also don't forget that when the yellow lights are flashing, slow down.

Basically, drive safe and watch out for kids. If you don't want to sit through a school zone, find a different route.

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