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On August 23 and 24, officers and deputies across Central Florida shared an important reminder for drivers navigating school traffic: Stop for people at crosswalks or risk a citation starting at $164, plus three points on your license.

In a recent AAA back-to-school survey, 38% of Florida drivers admitted to speeding in an active school zone and 32% admitted to using their cell phones while driving in an active school zone.

Nine law enforcement agencies participated in the regional crosswalk crackdown near schools to curb unsafe driving behaviors and protect the more than 340,000 students attending classes in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. WKMG’s Ezzy Castro joined us at the crosswalks. Watch the coverage below and read the full story on WKMG’s website.

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