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NLV Police Hand Out Dozens of Tickets on First Day of School

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Busy intersections and excited children can be a dangerous combination.

Law enforcement across the Las Vegas valley stepped up enforcement to keep students safe on their first day back to school.

North Las Vegas Police wrote dozens of tickets at 17 different schools Monday.

"Sometimes they can get crazy honking at each other, so kind of a little crazy out there," 8th grader Daisha Woodard said.

Some drivers forgot about school zones over the summer, and students have everything other than traffic safety on their minds.

"Learning new stuff," 3rd grader Christian Frias said.

"My classes, what grades I'm going to make," Daisha Woodard said.

"We get to know our teacher and see what 4th grade is like," 4th grader Christopher Montes said.

Montes says he knows how to get himself and his sister to school safely.

"We're riding the bus for the first time," Christopher said.

Nevertheless, police will continue to monitor school zones where they see more violations to keep students safe.

The stepped up enforcement is part of a statewide campaign made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

According to North Las Vegas Police, officers wrote the most tickets for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

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