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May 3, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587

"End of School" Traffic Enforcement Project

On Monday, May 2, 2011, the Lincoln Police Department began its annual "End of School" Traffic Enforcement Project. This project, funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, allows for the placement of additional officers each day, at and around the elementary schools in Lincoln for the purpose of traffic and pedestrian safety.

Officers are 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 $400 could be levied for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.

This project will continue through Friday, May 13, 2011. Drivers are reminded to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits around elementary schools.

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