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With new school board traffic safety policy, police can issue traffic tickets on school property

Image of a speed limit sign and the words "School Speed Limit 20"On Jan. 15, Maize Board of Education members unanimously approved a new policy addressing traffic safety on district property. With this change and as state law allows, the school board consents that city ordinances pertaining to parking and traffic regulations on city streets apply to the roads, streets, and driveways on school and district grounds. The school board also gives authority to city law enforcement officers to issue municipal court citations for parking and traffic violations, including speeding tickets, on school property.

Thousands of vehicles move across school and district property each school day, and vehicles and pedestrians share many of the same traffic corridors. This policy helps promote enforcement for added safety and precaution during this very busy time in district parking lots and roads. Work will continue to identify other opportunities to enhance traffic safety and education for drivers and pedestrians.