SRPD Reports

Back to School: School Zone and Bus Routes Traffic Education and Enforcement Program (TEEP)

By Sgt. Anthony Sandoval

Salt River Police

Beginning bright and early Tuesday morning August 10, the Community schools will be back in session, this means exercising extra caution when traveling near school zones or bus routes.

The Salt River Police Department Traffic Enforcement Bureau will be conducting strict enforcement in response to the start of the new school year to include the early childhood school, elementary school, high school and the community college as well as school bus routes.

Enforcement includes, however is not limited to speeding, child restraint violations, failing to yield to student pedestrian crossings and passing school buses from any direction while busses have red lights flashing or driver side stop sign displayed. The Traffic Education and Enforcement effort will provide a vibrant reminder to all commuters to travel with caution and ensure the safety of children walking and bicycling as well as other drivers.

Just one injury or death of a child is too many. Please pay attention and follow school zone traffic laws.

We ask that you have patience and understanding or consider readjusting your commuting schedule in order to allow for extra time for the school buses to pick up and drop off along bus routes, school drop off zones, or school crosswalk, 15 mph zones in order to promote child safety near such areas.

Your Salt River Police Department will be enforcing all school related traffic laws with a zero tolerance. As you all know that traffic fines are increased in school zones. With this in mind, we request you to please follow all traffic laws throughout the entire school year - - not the first few days or weeks.

Drive safely and please pay attention and follow school zone traffic laws.

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