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Back-to-school safety on the streets stressed
The first morning back to school was happily uneventful for Delta Police officers keeping an eye on Delta’s school zones.
Sgt. Ciaran Feenan said officers from the department’s traffic section along with patrol members coordinated a “high visibility presence” at numerous schools in the district earlier this week.
“I’m happy to report that everyone we could see was abiding by posted speed limits and was taking caution around the schools, which was great,” Sgt. Feenan said Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 3).
He added that police presence in school zones would continue throughout the week.
“Certainly it’s one of our priorities throughout the year but especially this week,” he said.
Delta Police also spread back-to-school safety tips to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers through its web site and social media.
Motorists were reminded to slow down; avoid distractions while driving; buckle up; ensure all children were in their proper child safety seat; and allow themselves sufficient travel time to reach their destination safely.
The fines for speeding in a school zone can range from $196 up to $368 for excessive speeding.