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Date: August 11, 2015

For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Todd Kocian, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

"Back to School" Traffic Enforcement Project

As Lincoln Public Schools begin the school year on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, officers will be patrolling schools across the city. Last year, police investigated a fair number of injury accidents involving children as they traveled to and from school. We encourage pedestrians and motorists to be watchful for one another. Look carefully before proceeding onto streets and through intersections.

Increased enforcement will begin the following week with our annual "Back to School" Traffic Enforcement Project. It is scheduled from Monday, August 17, 2015 through Friday, September 18, 2015. A grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety will allow placement of additional officers each day, at and around public and parochial schools in Lincoln, for the purpose of traffic and pedestrian safety.

During the project, officers will be assigned to 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 cautioned to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits around our schools.

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