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Subject: Start of the school yearDate: 08-20-2012 10:37:11
From: Lt David CampbellCase or Incident: #N/A
Summary:

Monday, 08/20/2012, is the first day of school for most Juneau students. Drivers are advised to be prepared for increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around school zones. Commuters should allow extra time to get to work.

The Juneau Police Department (JPD) will be enforcing the reduced speed limits in school zones. Motorists who pass school buses with flashing red lights will also be ticketed.

Pedestrians are reminded to cross roads only at crosswalks and to make sure cars are yielding prior to entering the roadway. Pedestrians are encouraged to make sure they are visible by wearing bright clothing, walking in groups, and using flags that are staged at some crosswalks.

Parents are encouraged to remind children about safety issues concerning the walk or bus ride to school. Officers suggest that parents specifically talk to their kids about avoiding horseplay near roads or at bus stops, pedestrian safety, and bicycle safety.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***