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April 1, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

"End of School" Traffic Enforcement Project

With the end of the school year approaching, the Lincoln Police Department will be conducting its annual "End of School" Traffic Enforcement Project. Enforcement will be conducted April 2 - April 8, 2013 and again April 29 -May 3, 2013. This project, funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, will allow for increased enforcement efforts each day, at and around elementary schools in Lincoln, for the purpose of traffic and pedestrian safety.

Officers assigned will watch for all traffic violations, including motorists speeding through school zones, vehicles driving past school bus warning devices (flashing lights with stop arms) and non-compliance with seat belt laws. There will be strict enforcement of the "25 MPH" flashing yellow school zones. Fines over $600 could be levied for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.

Drivers are reminded to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits near elementary schools.

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