LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Now that school is back in session, school zone laws are in full effect. Leaders at the Pulaski County Special School District said they have seen several drivers on their phones as they drive through school zones.
"Well, it concerns me," one parent said.
"It's just not a good thing," another parent added.
"It's a known problem--something that we have to deal with," explained Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Even though there are signs posted and a crossing guard right in front of the school, it is a scene you can certainly count on now that school is back in session.
"People not realizing they are in a school zone, driving too fast, using their cell phone," Mark Warner described. Warner is the director for safety and security at Pulaski County Special School District and said he has seen drivers all over the district breaking the law; driving in a school zone while using their cell phones.
"These kids, they don't look, and ya know, we should be cautious," Alberta Taylor added as she picked up her great-grandchildren.
"I love technology, and I love the fact that we have social media and the ability to text and all of that," Belinda Hedgecock put in. "I don't know how I'd survive without a smart phone, but there's a time and a place to use it, and while you're driving is not the place."
Although it is a secondary offense, the school district and sheriff's office want drivers to remember the lives of children are at stake if you violate the laws in place.