FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Justin Murphy
DATE: 08/26/2014 PHONE: (760) 839-4901
PREPARED BY: Lt. Justin Murphy
On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 the Escondido Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted their monthly unit detail. The focus of the day was high-visibility enforcement in and around school zones. It is the goal of the EPD to ensure the safety of our citizens through enforcement and education. In doing so we protect our children, or what EPD calls “precious cargo,” as they go to and from school. Here are some of the results of today’s enforcement detail: 15 school zone speeding citations (to include speeds as high as 43, 46 and 52 mph); 2 school zone sign violations; 1 citation for passing a bus with its flashing red lights on; and 7 illegal parking citations. A total of 44 citations were issued throughout the day. 3 vehicles were impounded for driving unlicensed or with a suspended license. As a reminder, drivers are asked to observe all rules of the road and to please pay attention when driving in school zones, for ALL of our safety.
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