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AAA officials urge drivers to stay focus when driving through school zones

AAA officials urge drivers to stay focus when driving through school zones
AAA officials urge drivers to stay focus when driving through school zones
Posted at 6:15 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 14:20:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - With kids heading back to class soon. 

Officials are reminding drivers to slow down and pay extra attention during their commutes.

According to 2015 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida had the second most child pedestrian deaths in the country.

Nearly one third of all child pedestrian fatalities happen after school between three and 7 p.m.

Officials with AAA say drivers need to stay focused when making their way through neighborhoods and school zones.

Transportation experts say be sure you come to a full stop at any stop sign and pay extra attention when putting the car in reverse.