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School zone campaign to focus on speeding and pedestrian safety

Lexington, SC (Diana Nation) – The men and women of the Lexington Police Department would like the community to know that officers will be working an enforcement campaign within the Lexington District One school zones in the town over 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 District One school zones display signs and typically have flashing yellow caution lights which serve to remind drivers that they are entering an active school zone and need to reduce their speed.

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and with students walking to and from schools daily, officers will also be watching 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.

For updates and more information, follow the Lexington Police Department on Facebook and Twitter.

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