"Back to School" Traffic Enforcement Project
With the start of the school year, officers in neighborhoods across Lincoln have increased their presence near public and parochial schools. Next week, the Lincoln (NE) Police Department will begin its annual "Back to School" traffic enforcement project. It will be conducted in two separate segments: August 18 - 22, 2014 and September 15 - 19, 2014. This project, funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, will allow the placement of additional officers each day, at and around schools in Lincoln for the purpose of traffic and pedestrian safety.
Officers will be assigned to watch for all traffic violations, including motorists speeding through school zones, vehicles driving past school bus warning devices (flashing lights with stop arms) and non-compliance with seat belt laws. There will be strict enforcement of the "25 MPH" flashing yellow school zones. Fines over $600 could be levied for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.
Drivers are cautioned to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits around Lincoln schools.