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HOUSTON (KIAH) – The school year is here! Remember your commute through your neighborhood may look a little different, because of this we have tips from the Texas Department of Transportation to keep everyone safe.

•          Be aware that traffic patterns around schools may have changed since the last school year.

•          Stay alert and put your phone away. Using a handheld electronic device while driving in an active school zone is against the law.

•          Always obey school zone speed limit signs. Remember, traffic fines increase in school zones.

•          Drop off and pick up your children in your school’s designated areas, not the middle of the street.

•          Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.

•          Watch for children who might dart across the street or between vehicles.

For more Road Rules tune into No Wait Weather + Traffic each weekday from 5:30-9:30 a.m.