Mesa Police to Target School Areas for Back to School
July 31, 2013
In an effort to reduce school related collisions, the Governor's
Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Mesa Police to
enforce traffic and criminal laws.
In order to increase public awareness and keep children safe as
the school year returns, the Mesa Police Department will target
school zones and surrounding areas with saturated patrols. The
increased patrols will start on the morning of August 7th, which
is the first day of classes for the Mesa Public Schools and
Gilbert Public Schools districts. The intensive enforcement will
continue through the first two weeks of classes. While traffic
enforcement is a year-round priority for the Mesa Police
Department, these high profile areas will be heavily patrolled
during this two-week period.
The Mesa Police Department offers these safety tips related to
traffic around schools:
Follow all speed and parking
laws. School areas are well marked. Park only in designated
Establish a meeting time and location
to pick up your child.
Be patient. Allow plenty of time to
deal with heavy traffic flow during the beginning and end of
Do no use mobile phones or other
potentially distracting devices while driving around
Expect the unexpected. Students make
mistakes when it comes to pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Stop and look both ways before
pulling out of parking lots and side streets.
Funding was provided by the Governor's Office of Highway