Press release: Police patroling school zones

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Thursday, August 12, 2010. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis in designated school zones.

Officers will be specifically targeting speeders in these school zones. The school zones are clearly marked and most are 15 Miles Per Hour. Please pay attention to your speed and watch out for the children and crossing guards as well as school buses loading and offloading children at schools and in the neighborhoods.

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that Officers will be out in force to make sure that the children and crossing guards are safe in the designated school zones all school year. Please pay attention and slow down in the designated school zones. There is a Zero Tolerance Policy for speeding in school zones. The speed limit in most of the school zones is 15 Miles Per Hour. The fine for speeding in a school zone is $161. It is also illegal to pass a stopped or stopping school bus that has its stop sign deployed and flashing warning lights activated. The fine for passing a school bus when loading or unloading children is also $161.