Editor’s note: In light of the recent dangerous driving near school buses that has happened in the last couple of weeks across the nation, we are rerunning articles from the beginning of the school year as a means to remind our drivers what is expected of them near our school children.

CYPRESS — With Cypress-Fairbanks schools starting up tomorrow, Constable Ted Heap wants to remind all drivers to take extra care around school zones and crosswalks throughout Precinct 5.

“There is nothing more important to us or our residents than protecting our children,” Heap said in a news release. As other school districts started earlier this month, the constable’s office had more than 100 deputies on neighborhood streets, dedicated to watching out for our kids’ safety.


“We remind you to take caution when passing through school zones,” Heap added. “Those strict speed limits are there for a reason and we will be closely monitoring traffic in those areas to make sure school kids are safe.”

The police remind citizens to put down your phone while driving near schools, as it is illegal to text or talk on the phone while driving in school zones.

Also, make sure to stop for school bus loading and unloading. Please review this illustration as a reminder of the specific laws designed to protect children getting on or off their buses.

“Thanks for your help with this,” the constable added. “We want to make sure our children get to and from school safe and sound”

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