Temecula police report that since school has started in the city, they have been receiving many requests to crack down on motorists who create dangerous conditions around campuses.
Parents dropping and picking up their kids are often to blame for the unsafe roads near local schools. So with that, on Aug. 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Temecula Police Department conducted a high visibility traffic enforcement detail.
During the operation, officers focused the enforcement efforts in the area of Great Oaks High School and adjoining middle school and in the area of Temecula Valley High School and adjoining middle schools.
A total of 41 citations were issued during that two-hour period for violations ranging from speeding to using a cell phone while driving to jay-walking; one driver was cited for operating a vehicle on a suspended license, according to a report from the Temecula Police Department.
“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,” the Temecula Police Department report read.
The crackdowns are scheduled to run throughout the year on various roads around schools within the city.