Police issue 183 summonses while conducting traffic enforcement during first week of school in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News
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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Star City did not see the safest start to the school year with regard to school zone traffic, leading local law enforcement to issue dozens of summonses in the span of a few days.

Officials say the Roanoke Police Department partnered with Virginia State Police to conduct targeted traffic enforcement in school zones during the first week of school.

During the first four days of the school year, Roanoke officers and state troopers ended up issuing a total of 183 summonses, according to authorities.

You can read the breakdown of the summonses distribution below:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 24: 53 summonses
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25: 40 summonses
  • Thursday, Aug. 26: 53 summonses
  • Friday, Aug. 27: 37 summonses

“Please remember to remain alert and cautious when driving in a school zone,” the Roanoke Police Department wrote on Facebook on Monday, Aug. 30. “The safety of our children depends on you.”

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