• Safety tips for a smooth commute by car, bike or bus on the first day of school

    By: Racquel Asa , Katlyn Brieskorn

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Students in Central Florida headed back to school on Monday.

    That means drivers can expect more traffic while parents and buses take their children to and from school.  

    Channel 9’s Racquel Asa sat down with a panel of traffic safety experts who explained what drivers should look out for as the new school year begins.

    Read: What to know about school safety, busing before first day of school in Orange County

    They said the biggest problem continues to be drivers not stopping for school buses. 

    The traffic safety experts also talked about how new cellphone laws apply to school zones.

    Drivers who violate the cellphone laws within a five-year period can face three points on their license and a $164 fine.

    Here's how to know if you have to stop for a school bus while driving:

    Here's how to know if your child's bicycle helmet properly fits:

    Watch the discussion in full below:

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