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BSO SAYS ‘YOU DO THE MATH’

SPEEDING + SCHOOL ZONES = TICKETS

Date: August 15, 2014                                                               PIO Number: 14-8-14


As students sharpen their pencils and teachers finalize their lesson plans, the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office renew their dedication to keeping students safe as they head back to school.

Deputies wrote more than 1,200 tickets during the 2013-2014 school year to drivers who failed to slow down in designated school zones. The cost of such a ticket could be between $155 and $605, depending on the speed of the driver.

“School starts Monday. We will do everything possible to make this a good, safe school year for children in Broward County,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “Drivers should be alert and slow down in school zones.”

In addition to using caution in school zones, drivers should:
     • Be especially carefully near schools, school buses, residential neighborhoods and parks.
     • Always stop when directed to do so by a school patrol officer, deputy or crossing guard.
     • Stop for a stopped school bus dropping off or picking up children if not on a divided roadway.
     • Use caution when passing bicyclists, giving them at least three feet of space.
     • Never block a school zone with your car.
     • Be careful not to turn into the path of an oncoming bicyclist.
     • Watch for children when backing out of a driveway or parking space.

THIS REPORT BY:
Dani Moschella/PIO
8/15/14 1530

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