NEW CANAAN - New Canaan police have started a six-week safety crackdown around the town's schools.

Police say they are focusing on slowing down drivers around the town's five schools. The extra patrols are being paid for by a state grant.

Police say they are focusing on speeders, drivers talking on phones and people who pass stopped school buses.

In the hour and a half News 12 Connecticut rode along with patrol officers outside East Elementary School this morning, police pulled over several drivers for speeding.

If drivers get pulled over in a school zone, they can expect to pay as much as $255.

The extra patrols will be in place until the end of May.