School Zone Enforcement Returns Tuesday
STAFFORD, Va. – The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announces the “School’s Open” campaign to coincide with the opening of Stafford County Public Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
This campaign will be in effect Tuesday through Friday, September 7.
This year at each of the county’s 30 school sites the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will have an active presence on hand to help remind drivers that school is in session, and to be aware of the posted speed limits in school zones during the busy beginning and ending of the school day.
Additional deputies will be at each school site during the week. In addition, if a school bus driver sees a vehicle pass the bus when its flashing lights are activated, and a deputy is not immediately available, the bus driver will get the tag number, notify the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy will go out to the home and speak with the citizen.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists that the speed limit in school zones is 25-miles-per hour.
Be sure to be on the lookout for the School Speed Zone Flashing Lights. The exception is the school zone near Drew Middle School where the speed limit is 35 mph.
That is because Drew Middle School is on U.S. 1. The reduced speed limit in school zones are from 7:10 a.m. to 9:20 am and 1:45 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. everyday that schools are in session.