With children back in school this week, police advise motorists to slow down. When the yellow flashing lights are operating near elementary schools, the speed limit is reduced to 20 mph.
Bellevue photo enforcement cameras will again be operating during school hours in two school zones:
- Northeast Eighth Street and 143rd Avenue Northeast, near Stevenson Elementary School; and
- Southeast Eighth Street and 143rd Place Southeast, near Lake Hills Elementary School.
In addition to the photo enforcement cameras, officers regularly enforce the school zone speed limits.
"The purpose of the enforcement is to enhance driver awareness and improve voluntary compliance with the school zone speed limit, increasing the safety of the children who are present," stated Captain Denny Bronson.
Slow down in school zones.
Pay attention while driving.
Don't be distracted by using electronic devices, cell phones or iPods.
Yield the right of way to pedestrians and children getting on and off the school buses.
Remember to be aware of your surroundings while turning or changing lanes.
Stop completely at all intersections.
Pedestrians should use crosswalks and cross with the crossing sign.
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