Tulsa Officers Beef Up Patrols In School Zones

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:19 pm
By: News On 6

Back to school means thousands of kids will be flooding the streets again. Oklahoma law enforcement agencies said they will be watching for distracted and dangerous drivers.

Officers and fire crews lined up near Patrick Henry Elementary on Friday, to remind drivers the area becomes a school zone when kids return to class Monday.

One-third of child pedestrian fatalities occur during after-school hours, so officers say they'll be beefing up patrols around school zones and bus stops.

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"You know those posted limits and flashing signs say 25 mph," Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said. "We want people to adhere to that. If they choose not to do that, we have a citation for them and possibly a court visit."

Speeding in a school zone will cost you between $200-$600, depending on how fast you are traveling.