School Zone campaign to focus on speeding and pedestrian safety

Chief Terrence Green would like the community to know that officers of the Lexington Police Department will be working an enforcement campaign within the Lexington County School District One school zones in the Town of Lexington over the course of the next two weeks.

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,” 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.”

This weekday enforcement campaign will begin on Monday, October 19, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020.

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