NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

“Zero Tolerance” Traffic Enforcement in School Zones

 

 

Huntsville, Alabama (August 5, 2011) Huntsville Police Chief Mark Hudson 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 Monday, August 8, 2011. Motorists should allow for extra time and expect traffic delays and congestion in and around school zones. Huntsville Police Department's Traffic Services Units, Precinct Officers, School Resource Officers and Public Safety Aides will monitor traffic and safety issues at 75 school zones across Huntsville and issue citations for "All" traffic violations.

 

Motorists should remember to obey the Public Safety Aides who are working to protect our children and assist in traffic control. Drivers should also consider every child walking as a caution sign. Be aware of all school cross walks and look out for children.  Finally, all traffic in both directions should come to a complete "STOP" when a school bus loads and unloads students, unless the roadway is divided by a median.