It is up to drivers to pay special attention on the road and watch out for children during the school year. Always obey the traffic laws, traffic signals, and speed limits. Particularly school zone speed limits. To ignore a school zone speed limit could end in a tragic accident or at a minimum an expensive speeding ticket. Law enforcement does pay special attention to school speed zones. Also, watch for children crossing in areas other than the designated cross walks. A child can appear from between parked cars in an instant without ever looking for traffic. Also, don't allow yourself to become a distracted driver. It only takes two seconds of distraction to double the risk of an accident. DO NOT TEXT and DRIVE. Electronic distractions have become a major traffic safety issue. Cell phones, GPS units, and other electronic devices have contributed to a significant number of crashes, many leading to serious injury or even death.