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Puyallup police target school zones during two-week campaign

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Sep. 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm with 5 Comments »
September 4, 2012 7:14 pm

Puyallup police will patrol the city’s school zones during a 13-day campaign that starts Wednesday, the first day of school for the area.

Police said the campaign is meant to encourage safe driving in the zones through the coming year, though the department’s traffic unit is responsible for school zone safety year-round.

Traffic fines in schools zones are twice the cost of a regular violation, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill.

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  1. When the police target this or that offender or area
    the driving is affected across town.

  2. sinnedttig says:

    the puyallup police need to leave the working people alone!!!!!!! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DO YOUR SPEED TRAPS!!!!!!!!i know of a place where the speed trap needs to be, in front of bradly lake on this road people fly and break the law everyday and all day long.

  3. emily_bronte says:

    Have you ever sat in a school parking lot and watched people drive down the road in front of the school? Kids walking down the street, crossing the street and people bombing through the school zone. I’ve picked my kids up from school most every school day the past few years and I see numerous cars exceeding the speed limit and having to slam on the breaks to avoid hitting kids who are crossing the road. I have often wished that there were enough officers to have one sitting in a school zone during the times when kids are coming to and going from school, where just the sight of the police car would remind people to slow down! Kudos to the Puyallup PD for the campaign – I just wish that it would be more than the 13 days – it should be every school day.

  4. Devinc253 says:

    I like how they try to make stuff like this seem like its for the safety of children. Its really just another way for the police to hand out tickets. Police don’t even seem like they’re there for protection anymore. Just another way for the government to make $$

  5. It is too bad the Tacoma police don’t do something like that. There are far too many people ignoring school zone speed limits and failing to stop for pedestrians (kids) trying to cross for school.

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