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Surprise Police Department Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
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For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Office: 623.222.4000                  

Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children

Surprise, AZ (July 31, 2014) Surprise Police will be enhancing enforcement in and around schools starting August 4.  Traditionally, police receive numerous complaints regarding traffic and safety as children return to school after summer break. To ensure the safety of the children and parents, the Surprise Police Department would like to stress the importance of complying with traffic laws concerning, school zones, buses, crosswalks.

The school zone enforcement will be focused on the following concerns:

• Speeding in school zones
• Speeding near crosswalks
• Following to close behind school buses
• Passing school buses while loading or unloading
• Passing in school zones
• Not stopping when people are in the crosswalks

“Our officers will be highly visible around school zones,” said Sergeant Mike Ferrara. “We’re asking drivers to help us create a safe environment for our children by being alert and aware.”