That's because city and school district leaders want drivers to start thinking about school zones and taking extra precautions.
In Lewiston, if you choose not to slow down in a school zone you could face a fine of more than $150.
If you don't stop for a pedestrian or child crossing the street it's a $90 fine.
Drivers are also now allowed to pass a bus which has its light on and stop sign out because they're loading or unloading kids, and that includes both directions of travel. If you do over-take or pass a school bus you could be charged with a misdemeanor and a judge will decide your fine in court.