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Deputies enforce school zone safety as classes begin

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Deputies pull over a speeder in a Greenville County school zone. (Aug. 22, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies pull over a speeder in a Greenville County school zone. (Aug. 22, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Drivers throughout South Carolina know the flashing yellow light means slow down. Beginning Wednesday in Greenville County, ignoring that light could mean a speeding ticket too.

Greenville County deputies will be patrolling school zones when classes begin at all district schools Wednesday to remind drivers to stay safe and drive slowly through school zones.

Deputies said they will enforce the zones during the morning and afternoon school zone hours for at least the first two weeks of the new school year.

SLIDESHOW: Speeding drivers pulled over in school zones

School zones in the district are marked by either flashing yellow caution lights and/or posted signs bearing zone hours. Most speed limits in school zones are 25 mph.

Deputies said drivers should be prepared for a ticket if they are caught speeding in a school zone beginning Wednesday morning.

FOX Carolina crews were with deputies along Cedar Lane Road where they pulled one driver going faster than 60 mph in the school zone. Deputies said that as 25 mph over the posted speed limit, which is a $445 ticket and 6 points on a driver's license.

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