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Police step up traffic enforcement in school zone
November 24, 2017
NEEDLES, Calif – Increasing traffic safety is an integral part of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's strategic plan. In an ongoing effort to further this goal, deputies are being deployed in the school zones around Needles and will be issuing citations to those drivers who violate the pedestrian right-of-way, and the orders given by school crossing guards.
On Wednesday, November 22 at 7:40 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department conducted an enforcement action along Washington Street and Bailey Avenue. Over the course of the morning, one citation was issued for Failure to Obey School Crossing Guard.
Drivers are reminded to yield to all pedestrians in designated crosswalks and obey the school crossing guards during school hours. Additional enforcement efforts will be conducted throughout the school year to ensure traffic safety near Needles schools.
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