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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 - 630.407.2010

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

School Zone Enforcement - Residents Show Compliance

Sheriff John Zaruba’s month long school safety campaign, “Zero Tolerance in School Zones,” was completed on September 23rd with deputies issuing 34 citations, mostly to motorists speeding in school zones.  

“I’m pleased to see more and more people obeying the traffic laws while driving through school zones,” Sheriff Zaruba said. “As I’ve said many times before, this back-to-school safety strategy isn’t about arresting people and writing tickets, it is about achieving compliance and educating motorists, as well as our children, about safety.” 

Twenty-seven motorists were cited for speed violations, five for disobeying a traffic device, and the rest for miscellaneous violations such as failure to wear a seat belt or having no insurance. 

Most of the citations were written in unincorporated Medinah at Medinah Intermediate (12), Montini High School (5) tied for second with Butterfield Elementary (5) in unincorporated Lombard, Benjamin Middle School had (4) in unincorporated West Chicago and tickets were also issued at unincorporated schools in Naperville and Lemont.  

Every year during the opening of school Sheriff Zaruba has his deputies to step up their patrol around schools in the unincorporated areas of the county. 

“The safety of our children while they are traveling back and forth to school is of the utmost importance, and we will continue to prioritize enforcement in school zones while school is in session,” Sheriff Zaruba stated.