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Hinsdale police launch back-to-school traffic enforcement initiative

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department will begin an initiative Sept. 8 to increase driver awareness near school zones.

Police will be looking to enforce cellphone prohibitions in school zones, school zone speed limits, stop sign obedience and other traffic and parking violations that threaten the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, according to a Hinsdale Police Department news release.

Marked and unmarked police vehicles will be positioned within the school zones to serve as a visible reminder and to cite violators. Traffic violations such as passing stopped school buses, child safety seat violations and seat belt use will also be addressed, according to the release.  

Since there are multiple construction projects in progress in Hinsdale that may affect travel routes near schools, the police are also reminding drivers to provide enough time to arrive at their destination safely, and to use caution in all construction areas to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians, motorists and all other roadway users.

For more information call the Hinsdale Police Department at 630-789-7086.

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