Stories tagged with: School Zones

August 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
45 weeks 16 hours ago

With some area schools starting back up Monday and many more starting later this week, it's important to take caution while driving.

With school buses out more frequently and many students in the cross walk areas, drivers need to be aware of the laws and keep an extra eye out.  Sgt. Andy Armstrong with the Zanesville Police Department said they'll be monitoring the 20 miles per hour school zones to make sure drivers are obeying the slower speed limit.

"We try to be...

August 20, 2013 - 5:06pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

With the start of a new school year, the Zanesville Police Department is advising drivers to watch for changed speed limits, students crossing crosswalks and school buses. And if you don't, expect to get a ticket. Captain Tony Coury says residents can expect to see an increase of police officers on the lookout for speeders around school zones.

"There will be a zero tolerance for speeding in any of the school zones," said Capt. Coury. "If the flashing lights are on, and...

October 23, 2012 - 4:43pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is doing ride-alongs with Zanesville City Schools for National School Bus Safety week.

Police Captain Tony Coury says the most common violations come from drivers passing school buses with their lights on while loading or unloading kids, and speeding in the 20 mph school zones. Coury says so far this week, everything is going well.

"We didn't see any violations." said Captain Coury. "We had two officers ride the school buses. We had...

August 30, 2011 - 5:10pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

School are all open and running and it's a good time to remind drivers to pay attention to the speed limit.

Zanesville City Schools opened up Monday. Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said drivers need to slow down and be cautious.

"After three months of break the drivers aren't used to driving through school zones," said Lambes. "We need to be a little more cautious and get used to the traffic pattern changes and the pedestrian changes due to school...

April 6, 2010 - 6:12pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to make school zones safer for students.

So, it is investing 11 million dollars that will fund 66 projects across the state. The money will be used to build new sidewalks, to replace crosswalk signs, to increase the law enforcement presence in school zones, and to teach students about roadway safety.

This is the largest investment ODOT has made, targeting school zones since 2004.

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