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Clarksville Police reminds public that Back-to-school traffic requires Safer Driving

 

Clarksville Police will be watching for bus, school-zone infractions

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone that a new public school year starts Monday, and local motorists are urged to be ready for increased traffic around school zones, added pedestrian traffic, and a return to the road of those big yellow school buses.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System classes start with a half-day on Monday, August 31st and then resume with a half-day schedule on Tuesday, September 1st. Full-day schedules resume on Thursday, September 2nd.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts renews call for School-Zone Safety

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to support City enforcement efforts

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – In response to a plea for help from Mayor Joe Pitts, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to join with Clarksville Police to step up traffic enforcement in and around school zones.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Crossing guards visit Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, want Safer School Zones

 

Crossing guards message: “Slow down, get off the phone, pay attention”

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department continues to focus on enforcement of traffic laws in school zones and around school buses.

It only takes a few moments of conversation with school crossing guards to understand the depth of the problem. Three guards — Raphaela Velasquez, Vanna Gibson and Barbie Hemmingsen — recently visited Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts to appeal for help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

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Clarksville Police urge Caution around Schools

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is urging drivers to be especially cautious in school zones and when encountering school buses on streets and roads throughout the community.

The advice comes in the wake of recent incidents in which a student on a bicycle was struck by a motorist in a school zone and another in which parents confronted a motorist who sped past a stopped school bus.

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School Bus Rules

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Clarksville Police reminds public of New School Year, Prepare for School Traffic

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone that a new school year is about to begin, so it is time to put our thinking caps back on and pay attention to school zones, added pedestrian traffic, and those big yellow buses transporting the children.

Law enforcement will be out in full force to ensure motorists are following the rules of the road in school zones and along the bus route paths.

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Clarksville Police Observations on First Day of School

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department traffic units was out in force today for the first day of school and made a couple of observations which drivers might want to pay more attention to.

Traffic was very congested in the school zones as drivers were adjusting to the school zones being active. There were many drivers who were not operating their phones “hands-free” in the school zones when the lights were flashing.

Clarksville Police Department traffic units were out today monitoring school zones on the First Day of School.

Clarksville Police Department traffic units were out today monitoring school zones on the First Day of School.

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Clarksville Police Department releases School Bus and School Zone Safety Tips

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has been receiving numerous complaints about school bus and school zone violations.  We wanted to take this opportunity to remind the public about the rules of the road in school zones and actions to take when schools buses are in operation.

CPD’s Traffic Unit Supervisor Sgt Johnny Ransdell— “Safety in school zones and adhering to traffic laws when school buses are operating is an absolutely necessity.  We will be issuing citations for people violating school bus laws and speeding in school zones”.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Clarksville Police says New School Year means it’s Time to Prepare for School Traffic

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone that a new school year is about to begin, so it is time to put our thinking caps back on and pay attention to school zones, added pedestrian traffic, and those big yellow buses transporting the children.

Law enforcement will be out in full force to ensure motorists are following the rules of the road in school zones and along the bus route paths.

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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.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages School Zone Safety

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2015-16 school year.

State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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