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Lexington Police will patrol school zones to combat dangerous driving, says chief

The Lexington Police Department will be working on an enforcement campaign in the Lexington County School District One school zones in the Town of Lexington over the next three weeks. Police Chief Terrence Green announced the plan, Monday.

The weekday enforcement campaign started Monday and will continue through Friday, Oct. 8.
Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Unit officers will be in school zones each morning and afternoon with a focus on speeding, crosswalks, stop signs and stop lights, and violations that are contributing factors to collisions that happen in the Town of Lexington.

“Each morning and afternoon, our officers direct traffic in and out of several schools and have too often witnessed dangerous driving which puts them, children, and drivers in jeopardy of being struck by a car,” Green said. ‘We need everyone to take responsibility for themselves by driving alert at all times. Getting your child dropped off at school or getting to the office isn’t more important than a life that could be taken by impatience or distracted driving.”

All Lexington County School District One school zones are signed and typically have flashing yellow caution lights on during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup to remind drivers when they are entering an active school zone requiring a reduction in vehicle speed.

This enforcement campaign will focus on the following school zones:

  • Lexington Elementary School
  • Meadow Glen Elementary School
  • New Providence Elementary School
  • Lexington Middle School
  • Meadow Glen Middle School
  • River Bluff High School
  • Rosenwald Community Learning Center