Safe zone: Agencies cracking down on speeders around schools

Sheriff's Offices increasing patrols as school year winds down

Even though summer is fast approaching, drivers still need to slow down in school zones.

Law enforcement agencies around the area are cracking down on speeders around school areas as we make the final push to the end of the school year.  

If you’re in or around Putnam County schools, authorities are cautioning drivers that they might see an increased number of patrols in school zones.  

WATCH: Cracking down on school zone violations

The officers will be honing in on speeders and those violating school bus stop signals and bicycle and pedestrian crosswalks and paths.  

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is also increasing patrols and brought News4Jax along for an enforcement patrol on County Road 220 near Doctors Inlet Elementary School.

“Those speed limits are set for a certain reason -- whether it’s 25 or 15 -- and if you’re going the excess amount of speed, you’re going to not have enough time to stop for a youngster,” said Deputy Jason Sydorowicz.

In a short timeframe Tuesday, Sydorowicz pulled over three drivers who were going too fast.

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