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Clarksville Police Department issues Back to School Notice and Warning

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – It is that time of year again when children return to school.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) classes start on Monday, August 8th, 2016 with a half day schedule. The first full day is Wednesday, August 10th, 2016.

The CMCSS, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office want to remind everyone of the following rules of the road and information to ensure that we have a safe 2016-2017 school year.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will be back in session starting August 8th. Make sure to plan your travel around school zones.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will be back in session starting August 8th. Make sure to plan your travel around school zones.

School Zones

  • School Zones will be active and enforced- drivers need to be alert to School Zone signs and their speed.
  • ALL school zones have a 20 MPH speed limit unless otherwise posted.
  • Speeding in a school zone could result in you being charged with Reckless Driving.

Note: The School Zone reduced speed lights will be flashing on the “full day” schedule. The speed lights will not flash on half day schedules (CMCSS Calendar is attached below).

Expect Traffic Delays Throughout the School Year in the Following Areas

  • Rossview Road and Campus
  • East Montgomery Elementary
  • Montgomery Central Campus
  • Dixie Bee Road
  • Trough Springs Road

To avoid school traffic delays, take alternate routes or plan additional time to arrive at your destination.

CPD’s Traffic Unit Supervisor Sgt Johnny Ransdell stated, “We will be watching for people passing school buses and for speeders in the school zones. Rossview Road should be avoided if you are not going to school.”

Traffic Violation Information Provided by the Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit

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