A total of 40 traffic tickets were issued in school zones in Santa Clarita Monday as students returned to class following winter break, officials said.
Deputies conducted a special enforcement operation to watch for unsafe driving in school zones with four motor deputies, according to Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station.
Of the 40 citations, 25 were for unsafe speeds, according to Miller.
“Seven motorists were caught speeding in front of elementary schools,” Miller said. “Fifteen citations were issued for cell phone use and one citation was for a suspended driver’s license.”
This operation follows a similar increased enforcement period held last month, when deputies issued 273 speeding tickets, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station motor deputies are regularly informed of areas where multiple residents have reported unsafe driving so that those areas can be targeted, according to Miller.
“‘Don’t be in such a rush,” Miller said in the previous story. “One of the top concerns relayed to our traffic office is speeders.”Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to email@example.com. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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