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School's Back Next Week

Event date: Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 10:16 AM to 10:16 AM


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 deployed.


“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 Enforcement website.


For more school zone safety tips, watch this video.