Following complaints by Temecula parents and
residents about unsafe drivers near local schools, the Temecula Police
Department conducted a crackdown Wednesday and issued 44 citations, according
to a report from the department.
The two-and-half-hour enforcement began at 7 a.m. in the area of Chaparral High School and adjoining middle school, and in the area of Temecula Valley High School and adjoining middle schools, according to the report from Sgt. John Magnan.
“With the new school year here, the city of Temecula and the Temecula Police Department have already received numerous requests for school zone enforcement around numerous schools. In response to these requests for the citizens of the community and parents of students attending the schools regarding speeding, jay-walking, parking and other traffic violations, officers from the city of Temecula Police Department, Traffic Division conducted a high visibility traffic enforcement detail,” Magnan stated in his report.
During the crackdown, a total of 44 citations were issued for violations ranging from speeding, cell phone violations to jaywalking; one driver was cited for operating the vehicle while unlicensed, the report stated.
“The goal of this operation was to make motorists more aware of the rules of the road and to promote safe driving around the schools. This program is scheduled to run throughout the year on various roadways around the schools within the city of Temecula,” Magnan stated in his report.