Back To School: Police Targeting School Zones for Safety


News from the Petaluma PD:

The City of Petaluma Police Department and the Traffic Engineering Department will be conducting the “Safe Routes to School Traffic Safety Operation” during the first week of the 2015/2016 school year beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015 for the Waugh School District and St. Vincent Elementary.

All other Petaluma City Schools and St. Vincent DePaul campuses start on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The operation will deploy additional police officers, community service officers, and volunteers in and around school zones within the City of Petaluma.

The purpose of this operation is to increase the level of traffic safety in and around the school zones through maximum traffic enforcement of hazardous traffic violations and through an aggressive education campaign to educate students and parents of the importance of traffic safety.

This is the 18th year of the Safe Routes to School operation, which creates safe routes for everyone to get to and from school.

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