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Police enforcing pedestrian laws as school resumes

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Police around the Las Vegas valley are expected to make their presence known near school campuses as students return to classes on Monday.

North Las Vegas police said officers are using the first day of school after the winter break to remind drivers of proper techniques when approaching these areas.

NLVPD, along with officers from Las Vegas Metro, were scheduled to enforce school zones, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to police, officers will be looking for drivers who travel above the posted speed limits, as well as those who don't yield to pedestrians crossing roadways.

The enforcement is crucial, they say, especially after recent fatalities involving people being struck by vehicles.

At least two people were killed in vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the Las Vegas area.

On Jan. 1, impaired driving was suspected in a vehicle collision of two teens in North Las Vegas. One of those teens died, police said.

According to statistics, 40 pedestrians were killed in Clark County in 2012 following collisions involving motor vehicles.

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