More than 60 motorists cited for speeding in school zones during crackdown
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Police cited more than 60 drivers last week for speeding in school zones, police said.
A special enforcement focusing on school zones by the Tulsa Police Department’s Mingo Valley Division stopped the vehicles between Jan. 7 and Friday for speeding in a school zone while the lights were flashing.
Drivers in the area are urged to use caution in school zones and avoid using electronic devices behind the wheel, according to a release from the department.
A person cited for a school zone violation is required to appear before a judge instead of just paying a fine. The citation carries a penalty of a maximum $500 fine and 30 days in jail, police said.
Officers in the Riverside Division, which patrols the city’s south and west side, are conducting speed enforcements in their division this week, focusing on the Broken Arrow Expressway and city surface streets.
Citations for speeding and other violations range from $150 to mandatory court appearance. Officers will take a no-tolerance attitude, police said.