LINCOLN–(KFOR August 22)–Almost two weeks into the 2019-20 school year, Lincoln Police are busy doing enforcement in school zones across the city.  They have already issued quite a few tickets.

“We just want to encourage to slow down in school zones.  Make sure you are watching kids crossing the street,” Officer Angela Sands told KFOR News.  “There are children crossing the street.  It only takes a moment for them to dart out in front of you.”

In some cases, if you receive a ticket for speeding you could face a fine of up to $600.

The back to school enforcement for Lincoln’s public and private schools will go through the end of Labor Day.

Meanwhile, something else that will also keep LPD busy is helping with traffic enforcement around City Campus, as students start to move back into dorms in time for classes starting Monday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“Use caution.  There will be pedestrian traffic, bicycles, ” according to Sands. “Be patient, put your phone down and pay attention.”

While the kids move back into dorms, you can expect lane restrictions along 16th and 17th streets.  Traffic also may be an issue with students also moving back into dorms and nearby homes on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus.  Their fall semester starts on Monday.