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Aug 08, 2017 06:42PM ● By News Desk

Lafayette, LA – On August 9, 2017, students in the Lafayette Parish School System will be returning to class.  During the first two weeks of school Lafayette Police Officers will be strictly enforcing speed limits in all school zones.  It is important as citizens that we adhere to those speed limits put in place to protect students.  Each school zone is clearly marked with signs and in most cases flashing lights.   Lafayette Police Officers will also be enforcing those school zones marked as “Hands Free,” which prohibits drivers from talking, texting, or using their device for social networking.  Drivers who regularly travel to work on roadways that border schools should allow extra travel time for the increase in traffic in the mornings and afternoon.  Drivers should also avoid being distracted within the vehicle due to student pedestrian traffic.