Law enforcement agencies across the Southern Tier are reminding motorists to be careful as area schools re-open.

Officials with the state police and other departments note vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between five and fourteen years old in the United States.

Police say drivers should exercise caution around school buses and should heed posted speed limits in school zones.

Motorists should remember to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing and be alert for children who might dart out from between vehicles.