PCSD begins patrols around school zones - Tucson News Now

PCSD begins patrols around school zones

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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

You might see deputies out at your child's school this morning.  The Pima County Sheriff's Department is kicking off their High Intensity School Zone enforcement, to help keep kids safe.

Deputies will be out across the county as a reminder to drivers to slow down. 

The main goal behind the school enforcement is to keep school zones safe for children by reminding drivers of the actual rules around school zones and school buses.

Deputies will be posted at school zones in the morning and afternoon, during the busiest times and when most accidents usually happen.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents that involve pedestrians are most likely to happen from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Nationwide 70,000 pedestrians were injured from 2010, 14,000 of those injured were 14 years old and younger.

Deputies will be posted around area schools until April 12.

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