The Clearwater Police Department's crackdown on school safety resulted in more than 100 citations earlier this week — including one DUI arrest.
The results are in from the Clearwater Police Department's safety crackdown in school zones earlier this week. Dozens of people were busted for speeding in a school zone, passing a stopped school bus and other violations — even one DUI arrest — during the Traffic Enforcement Team's back to school detail at various local schools and bus stops Monday through Wednesday. Here is a summary, according to public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts: 29 - Citations issued for speeding in a school zone 25 - Citations issued for passing a stopped school bus 43 - Moving citations issued (other violations than listed above) 21 - Non-moving citations issued 20 - Warnings given 5 - Criminal citations issued 1 - DUI arrest
Clearwater Police will be on the lookout for speeders in school zones and near bus stops when school begins Monday.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Speeders beware: School is back in session. That's the message from Clearwater Police, who will be on the lookout for speeders in school zones and near bus stops when the school year begins Monday in Pinellas County. "Operation School STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program)" runs from Aug. 20-22 and will focus on speeding violations and safe driving as students arrive and are dismissed from school. Speeding violations in schools zones could cost you. Here are the minimum fines: At bus stops, drivers are reminded that they: Failing to stop for a school bus will result in a $271 fine. Officers will also be enforcing pedestrian safety, including violating the right of way of a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Two young men were hospitalized Tuesday after a crash in which authorities say speeding was a factor. Statistically, young men are more likely than any other group to be involved in a speed-related crash.
Early Tuesday morning, a car was speeding down Ulmerton Road in Largo when its driver tried to change lanes and pass a dump truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The car didn't make it, instead crashing into the back of the truck near 66th Street North. Both of the car's occupants, men in their 20s, were taken to the hospital. The driver, Cameron Richard Bosley, 24, was in serious condition at Bayfront Medical Center on Tuesday evening. His passenger, Michael Edward Graziano, 23, was in critical condition, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Both men live in Dunedin. Young men are more likely than any other group to be involved in speed-related crashes, according to the National Safety Council. According to national statistics from…