The students of the Socorro Independent School District are back in school and that means kids will be on the streets, walking or biking to school. School zones in SISD are now in effect, and so are the fines associated with breaking the law in those zones.

El Paso Police always patrol school zones heavily for the first few weeks of the school year. They say it's important to watch out not only for school zone signs that have flashing lights on them, but also for the signs that don’t have lights, but have the hours they are in effect listed on them.

If you see a school bus with a stop sign sticking out on the drivers side, you are required to stop behind the bus, and not pass the bus until the stop sign has been retracted.

So, let’s say you are in a really big hurry and you break the law in a school zone – what kind of fines can you expect?

Pass in School Zone- $210.
Speeding in School Zone - $285.
Failure to Yield Right Of Way - $210
Disobeying School Crossing Guard - $170
Texting or Talking on a Cell Phone In A School Zone - $116