Drivers will have to adjust to back-to-school traffic

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) – Drivers will have to slow down during the day this week in school zones. Many students are already back in classes for the fall.

Depew Police are focusing on catching speeders near Depew High School on Transit Road. The speed limit is 20 miles per hour when students are arriving and leaving classes from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Officers will also look for people texting and driving.

The National Safety Council’s website features tips for drivers when it comes to sharing the road safely with school buses. They are reminding drivers that traffic needs to stop when a student is entering or exiting a school bus.

They said drivers should stop their car more than 10 feet from the bus, and be alert because children are unpredictable. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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