NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Wendell Johnson
Public Safety Media Administrator
(256) 427-7043
   
Special Operations
(256) 427-7157
North Precinct
(256) 746-4111
West Precinct 
(256) 427-5461
South Precinct
(256) 213-4503

                       

 

Zero Tolerance Enforcement Campaign in School Zones


Huntsville, Alabama (August 1, 2008)  Huntsville Police Chief Henry Reyes has instructed officers to strictly enforce all posted speed limits and other traffic laws at public and private school zones. The "Zero Tolerance" enforcement campaign begins as classes resume Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Chief Reyes said motorist should allow for extra time and expect traffic delays and congestion in and around school zones. The Department's Traffic Task Force, Precinct Officers, School Resource Officers and Public Safety Aides will monitor traffic and safety issues at 86 school zones across Huntsville and issue citations for "All" traffic violations.

 

Chief Reyes said motorist should remember to obey the hand signals of the Safety Patrol Aides who are working to protect our children and assist in traffic control. When a driver approaches a Safety Patrol Aide directing traffic, the front and back of the Aide facing the driver means to come to a complete "STOP".  Drivers should also consider every child walking as a caution sign.  Be aware of all school crossing walks and look out for children who may jump out from behind parked cars.
 

Finally, all traffic in both directions should come to a complete "STOP" when a school bus loads and unloads students.