Back To School Enforcement By Police Begins Monday

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Back To School Traffic Enforcement begins Monday, August, 15th near school zones. Police will add extra officers at and around schools in Lincoln.

Officers will be in neighborhoods, with an increase presence, near public and parochial schools.

The goal is to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.

Officers will be assigned to watch for all traffic violations, including motorists speeding through school zones, vehicles driving past school bus warning devices and non-compliance with seat belt laws.

There will be strict enforcement of the "25 MPH" flashing yellow school zones. Fines of more than $600 could be levied for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.

The increased enforcement will take place August 18 - August 22nd and September 15 - 19. The project is being funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.