As summer draws to a close, back to school season is in full effect and that includes driving in school zones.
Florida ranks 2nd nationally in child pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Lindsey Pavlick with AAA says they want to remind drivers to be alert when schools are open.
"As your driving through school zones 25 miles per hour can make a huge difference compared to 10 miles per hour faster because it definitely can save a life. Come a complete stop when you're at a stop sign and eliminate distractions like a cell phone," said Pavlick.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, fines are doubled for speeding in a school zone.
Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools start Monday, August 21st.