Torres: Police will put extra attention on school zones

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution when traveling through Oberlin school zones starting next week when students return to school.

Police chief Juan Torres said his staff will start the school year with maximum traffic enforcement and awareness efforts close to each school building.

The department plans to increase its presence in and near school zones.

Officers will be on the lookout for traffic violations including failure to wear seat belts, speed, parking problems, and will monitor how motorists behave around buses.

The effort is designed to remind motorists that school is back session and traffic safety is a priority.