The Ohio State Highway Patrol is announcing a pair of new driving enforcement measures, and one of them starts next week.

Troopers will be out patrolling for dangerous drivers in and near school zones. They’ll also be watching for tailgaters and other illegal activity around school buses.

In September, OSHP troopers in the region handed out nearly 40 citations in school zones. Next week, another blitz around buses.

Stay back and don’t pass buses while stopped and dropping off or picking up students. And it’s not just happening in Jefferson and Harrison Counties.

Specifically in November, troopers plan to monitor that newly targeted zone near Tappan Lake. The lieutenant believes the attention will make a difference. In July, there were 62 enforcement contacts with drivers over a 12-hour period in the region; in October, over 16 hours and 29 violations.