Police warn about school zones as kids head back to school

Police warn about school zones as kids head back to school

Thousands of Spokane kids head back to school Thursday and Spokane Police want drivers to remember to slow down in school zones.

Spokane Police patrol officers and the traffic unit will be out enforcing those 20 mph speed limits; speed cameras will also catch violators in five locations around the city.

Speed enforcement cameras are located at: Ridgeview Elementary on North Ash and North Maple; Longfellow Elementary at North Nevada; Finch Elementary at West Northwest Boulevard; and Willard Elementary at North Monroe.

Spokane Police point to research that shows the survival rate increases dramatically if a child is hit by a car at 20 mph rather than 30 mph.

Tickets for speeding in school zones start at $189 and go up from there.