Sent on 7/28/2016 3:27:24 PM
With school officially back in session this month, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department would like to reassure all parents that we are working diligently to keep your little ones safe on their journey to and from school. We will be conducting increased enforcement during the months of July and August, and throughout the school year, in and around school zones. We will be targeting motorists who do not stop for school buses, fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and speed. However, our enforcement efforts will not be limited to just those violations. Many children walk or ride bicycles to and from school. Parents should be reminded that children under the age of eighteen (18) are required by law to wear a helmet anytime they ride a bicycle. We would also like to remind parents to educate their children about the dangers associated with being near heavily traveled roads. Speak with your children about traffic safety and teach them when and where it is safest to cross the street. Model safe behavior by using crosswalks and following the rules of the road. Deputies from the Special Operations Division and Patrol Divisions will focus primarily on stopping speeding motorists and keeping children safe around school zones.