ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Authorities have reminded the community of Roanoke of the importance of school zone driver safety after city police and state troopers issued more than 300 summonses on a four-day period at the start of the school year.

The Roanoke Police Department says he has partnered with Virginia State Police to conduct targeted traffic stops in school zones during the first week of school. The City of Roanoke’s E-911 center also provided assistance and support during the application period.

From Tuesday, August 23 — the first day of classes for Roanoke City Public Schools — through Friday, August 26, police said they issued the following 303 summonses:

  • 174 speeding tickets
  • 41 seat belt/child not restrained summons
  • 10 other moving offenses
  • 78 no-move violations, including expired inspections, expired tags, suspended operator license or no operator license

“Remember to stay alert and careful when driving in a school zone and be aware of your speed,” the Roanoke Police Department wrote on Facebook. “The safety of our children depends on you. Drive carefully, Roanoke.

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