Officers with the Birmingham Police Department will be looking out for speeders near local schools next week as part of their annual effort to improve traffic awareness and safety.
The week-long initiative, known as the department's 'traffic blitz' will focus on traffic awareness and compliance around Birmingham schools from Monday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 20. The department did not reveal locations or times, but said anyone driving near schools should be on alert.
“Each fall and spring we bump up our presence to remind everyone to use caution and be alert when driving near schools,” Patrol Commander Terry Kiernan said. “We want to remind people how important it is to slow down and watch for pedestrians in school crosswalk areas.”
The spring traffic blitz is planned for April.
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