July 31, 2014
Contact: Officer Dave Pubins, PIO@Scottsdaleaz.gov
School’s back – do your part to keep our children safe
Scottsdale schools will be back in session beginning Aug. 6.
That means thousands of children walking and biking to classes. The Scottsdale
Police Department wants to remind everyone to be alert for children, be careful
around buses and to slow down when entering a school zone.
All Scottsdale area school zones are 15 mph and it is
imperative that everyone takes extra care when driving in or near one.
Scottsdale officers will be out enforcing laws in the clearly marked school
zones. Mobile photo enforcement vans and portable school towers also will be
“We want to be sure drivers obey speed limits and understand
that it is illegal to pass another vehicle in a school zone. Also, fines in the
zone are doubled.” said Traffic Enforcement Section Sgt. Jim Dear. “Let’s all
do our part to help keep our kids safe.”
Learn more about the newest photo enforcement tool, portable
school towers, on the Photo
For more school zone safety tips, watch this video.