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Sheriff says 'slow down' in school zones or pay

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

It’s the first day of school for all Williamson County schools, and the Sheriff is putting drivers on notice.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says he’ll be keeping a close eye on school zones in the coming days and week.

The sheriff plans to dispatch deputies to watch Williamson County school zones as the new school year gets under way.

Deputies will be posted at Adams School on Lake of Egypt Road, Lincoln School on Corinth Road, and Project ECHO on Route 37 near Johnston City.

Marion Police will also keep tabs on school zones within Marion city limits as students head back to class.

Sheriff Vick asks drivers to stay alert and use extra caution along bus routes and near crosswalks. He says kids will be looking for their bus, and could even run into traffic if they’re late.

In Illinois, speeding in a school zones carries a higher fine than the average speeding ticket. The first time a driver is cited for violating a school zone speed limit they have to pay $150 to the state, and $50 to the school district in which the offense took place. Court costs also cost you, and a second offense gets even more expensive.

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