Police Enhance Presence for Start of School Year

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The Alexandria Police Department said last week that it will increase enforcement as students return to school in its annual effort to foster the start of a safe school year.

Additional police and parking enforcement officers will be on assignment to enforce all traffic laws, including speeding, passing school buses, illegal parking and failing to yield to pedestrians. Enforcement will be increased in and around school zones and along bus routes.

The police department would like to remind drivers that the speed limit in school zones is posted at either 15 or 25 miles per hour. Drivers are also reminded that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its lights flashing. This action constitutes reckless driving and is subject to Department of Motor Vehicles fines. All violators of these laws will be ticketed as the police department strives to promote the safety and welfare of both children and adults.

Pedestrians are also advised to use caution and help maintain a safe environment on the streets.

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