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Back to School traffic enforcement at Tucson High

TPD Patrolling area for child safety
Posted at 6:14 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 10:13:23-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department is patrolling the area around Tucson High School for back to school. This area goes from 6th St. to Euclid Ave., down to 8th St. and over to 3rd Ave.

Police said they chose this area because it is one of the most congested traffic areas for back to school. This is because of the location of the school, near downtown and the University of Arizona.

The main goal of their traffic enforcement is to try and educate the public.

"We're actually conducting a traffic stop, but we're explaining to them, look what you're doing right now isn't working, this is why, and this is the way you should be doing it in the future," Sergeant Michael Dietsch with TPD Motorsquad.

The biggest problem he noticed in this area is parking on Euclid between 6th and 8th. He said there are people who are double parking and illegally parking in that area.

To keep everyone safe for back to school, the department has reminders for everyone.

"The general public should increase their awareness, slow down, stay off any kind of electronic devices, so we don't have to deal with that distracted driving and we just have a safe return to school," Sergeant Matt Alexander with TPD Team for Motor Unit.

Police will be in this area for two weeks.