Officers of the Lexington Police Department will soon be working an enforcement campaign within the school zones of Lexington School District One. The campaign will take place over the next couple weeks, beginning Monday and ending Oct. 30.
According to LPD, traffic safety unit officers will be in school zones each morning and afternoon with a focus on speeding violations. All Lexington County School District One school zones are signed and typically have flashing yellow caution lights to remind drivers when they are entering an active school zone requiring a reduction in vehicle speed.
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and with students walking to and from campus daily, officers will also be watchful of crosswalks to ensure the safety of crossing guards and those who are crossing the street within school zones.
“Every day over 100,000 vehicles travel through the Town of Lexington and many of these vehicles pass by our Lexington County School District One schools during student drop-off or pick-up,” Lexington police Chief Terrence Green said. “Always watch your speed in school zones and make sure no one is in the crosswalk. Too many collisions are caused by impatient or distracted drivers and almost every time, could have been prevented with alert and safe drivers behind the wheel.”
Additional information can be found on the Lexington Police Department's Facebook and Twitter.