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Start of school means increased police presence in school zones

Start of school means increased police presence in school zones
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Start of school means increased police presence in school zones

If you want to hang onto your cash and not have to make an appearance in court, pay attention as you drive today. The first day of school for Tulsa, Union, Sapulpa, and Sand Springs means nearly all the area districts are back in session.  That means more traffic and school zones are active again. Tulsa Police traffic coordinator Craig Murray told KRMG news that adds a lot of stress to the daily drive. “People have had the summer off, they not used to having to worry about children of those flashing lights.” Murray told us that can lead to problems “new students going to new schools and parents trying to get ‘em there” he began. “What do I do, where do I go, it’s going to be confusing and going to be some issues for a while” he finished. Murray reminded us that if you’re late, don’t get in a hurry, especially near a school zone. “Getting that ticket for speeding in a school zone, that’s a book to court and the fine is at least $250.00."

Listen to the entire interview with officer Murray here.

Murray said there are also a lot of brand new drivers heading off to school and they normally account for a large number of issues. “Either the fender bender or they’re late and park in the wrong spot and get a ticket.” He smiled as he said.

 Both TPD and the Tulsa Fire Department will be out in force on day one to make sure everyone is aware and pays a little more attention to crosswalks and the kids that may be in them. The release below is from Tulsa Firefighters will once again be partnering with Tulsa Area Schools to raise awareness that “Schools Open, Drive Safely”. The first day of school for Tulsa Public Schools and Union Schools is Monday August 20th. Tulsa Firefighters will be partnering with several local schools remind drivers to slow down and drive safely during the coming school year.

Firefighters will have trucks and firefighters at the following locations to help remind drivers they are entering a school zone and to watch for the children as they are arriving or departing from their first day back at school.

City Councilor Jeannie Cue will be at Clinton Middle School to participate and give interviews for the City Council on the importance of slowing down in school zones.

Morning Schedule:

                Clinton 6th, 7th                    2124 W 41st St                    8:15        City Councilor Dist #2

                Hawthorne                         1105 E 33rd St N                 7:45

                East Central (Foster)       12100E 21st St.                    8:15

                Patrick Henry                     3820 E 41st St                       7:45

                Union 6th & 7th Center    9900  E 61st St                     7:50  and   9:05

 

 

 

Afternoon Schedule

                Marshall                               1142 E 56th St N                  2:50

                Celia Clinton                       1740 N Harvard Ave        2:50

                Kendall-Whittier               2601 E 5th Pl                         2:50

                MacArthur                          2182 S 73rd E Ave              2:50

Firefighters will be at these locations approximately 30 minutes before the above announced times to help remind drivers of the beginning of the new school year. TFD.

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