Waynesboro Police Step Up Traffic Safety in School Zones
Two pedestrians have been killed in Waynesboro in the last five months and with kids back in school, police are stepping up traffic safety.
Waynesboro officers have been out since Monday running radar in school zones, and they've ticketed more than a dozen speeders.
Police say the idea is to make drivers more aware of the kids, but also urge children to pay closer attention.
Sgt. Brian Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department said, "[We urge them] to walk on sidewalks, to use crosswalks. But most importantly, as we saw in our two recent fatalities, to minimize the distractions that they have, meaning cellphones. We don't want them texting. We don't want them talking, using iPods, video games."
Police say even listening to music with ear buds can keep someone from hearing a car horn or siren.