NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            
 

Huntsville Police Target Speeders in School Zones

 

Huntsville, Alabama (January 8, 2007) Citizens can expect to see more Huntsville Police Officers running radar in school zones starting this week. The enforcement effort is a direct result of motorists speeding through school zones and ignoring the commands of Public Safety Aides, who are there to protect students. There are currently 82 Public Safety Aides directing traffic.

 

Police Chief Rex Reynolds had his staff identify school zones where we will increase police presence and crash reduction efforts. The speed limit is 25 mph in school zones unless otherwise posted. Officers will target motorists who speed, make illegal turns or ignore the commands of the Public Safety Aids. The patrols will begin immediately and continue through the remainder of the school year.