(Seguin) -- Expect to continue to see the presence of Seguin Police Officers before and after school in the Seguin ISD. The Seguin Police Department is issuing a warning to drivers in its attempt to keep kids safe at all local campuses. Carlos Contreras, the public information officer for the Seguin PD, says with school back in session, they want to make sure that everyone remains safe around local schools. He says motorists especially need to be paying attention to their speed in local school zones.
"SPD wants to remind our community members about the active school zones that we have in the community. While drivers are driving around, they may see an all day school zone or a specific time for school zones so we want to rely
on those drivers. Yes, it's a few weeks into the school session, but we had two and a half months of summer vacation so sometimes, there's some drivers that may forget. So we will have officers out at all the school zones at the schools
just so that way we can remind drivers about traffic safety and school safety," said Contreras.
Contreras says he hopes the state's new enforcement against texting while driving will also help combat any violations that often occur while around a local campus.
"The school zones, through state law, that cell phones are not allowed to be in use whatsoever. Now, there's also a cell phone ban, or a texting ban statewide," said Contreras.
Officers will also be searching for seatbelt violators and children not riding in a car seat/booster seat. PD officials say officers, whether on foot, bike or cruiser, will continue their regular patrol around schools throughout the year. They say both warnings and citations will be issued.