Dallas police issue 244 subpoenas from school zone in 2 weeks
The Dallas Police Department also cited increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic around these local schools as a reason for increased enforcement.
DALLAS — As students across the North Texas area go back to school, parents and police are seeing a surge in drivers speeding where many of these kids are walking outside. And some local parents are also noticing this trend.
Dallas Police Department posted a tweet on Friday, saying that during the last two weeks of school, officials have focused on enforcing back-to-school. During that time, the department distributed 244 tickets to drivers in school zones.
The ministry also cited the increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic around these local schools as a reason for increased enforcement.
Seven years ago, Hillary Taylor and her husband moved into a house near Mockingbird Elementary School. It is in a neighborhood near Mockingbird Lane and Skillman Street.
“We know the area well,” Taylor said. “I love the area. I love the neighborhood.”
However, similar to the Dallas Police Department, Taylor has seen an increase in people speeding down her street in recent weeks. For Taylor, she said her street is in a unique situation because it’s the first street drivers to drive through to avoid school zones.
This worries her because she said many families with young children often play outside, whether it’s during the school year or outside.
“It’s not great,” Taylor said. “Especially when you have small children. I mean, we’re out in the front yard and the cars just whip through.”
Taylor said there are also many students going to and from school during the day.
“It really just comes down to people being attentive and polite,” Taylor said. “I mean, these are children. People just miss the school zones.”
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