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Undercover deployment sheds light on safety in school zones

Posted: 6:11 AM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 15:34:53Z

After several complaints by neighbors and concerned citizens near La Cholla Boulevard and Wetmore Road, Pima County Sheriff's deputies were deployed in an undercover enforcement geared towards public safety in designated school zones.

PCSD says on Aug. 21, two undercover deputies were stationed near the intersection from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

During the two hour period, PCSD says several drivers were stopped and cited for entering a crosswalk zone while children were present. Stats from the department even include a mother who had a small child on her lap while operating a motor vehicle.

Citations Issued:

  • Traffic Stops: 42
  • Stop Sign Violations: 28
  • Seatbelt Violations: 8
  • Child Restraint Violations: 5
  • No Proof of Insurance: 12
  • Cell Phone Violations: 16

Funding for this undercover deployment was made possible through grants awarded by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.