Casperites be aware that the 2014 school year begins on Tuesday, September 2, which means drivers MUST SLOW DOWN IN SCHOOL ZONES and pay attention while driving in neighborhoods too. Some will be walking, some biking and some waiting at school bus stops.

Expect increased police patrols and stricter enforcement near and within school zones throughout the city of Casper starting Tuesday.

Kids don't always pay attention to their surroundings, so it's up to motorist to be extra vigilant as the new school year begins.