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August 19, 2008
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Sergeant Dan Schmidt, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 441.6587

"Back to School" Traffic Enforcement Project

The Lincoln Police Department will be conducting its “Back to School” Traffic Enforcement Project beginning Wednesday, August 20th. 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 the public and parochial 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 $400 could be levied for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.

This project will continue through Friday, August 29th. Drivers are cautioned to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits around the various elementary and middle schools. During the first week of school, classes will be dismissed one hour early with the school zones running accordingly.

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