DuPage County kicking off Back to School Safety Strategy
The DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba is calling for zero tolerance when it comes to driving in school zones as children return to school.
Zaruba is once again presenting his Back to School Safety Strategy, which begins Wednesday with a zero tolerance enforcement period, and continue for approximately a month. This campaign is designed to protect children of all ages and to show motorists that driving recklessly around children will not be tolerated. The goal is driver compliance not punitive enforcement.
Sheriff’s deputies will be stationed in school zones to enforce speed limits, cellphone use, seat-belt use, child safety restraint laws, passing stopped school buses, reckless driving behavior and other traffic laws.
“The idea behind this traffic safety campaign is to raise public awareness about the dangers of driving recklessly in school zones and to remind people that school speed zones exist for a reason: to protect our children,” Zaruba said.
One component of the safety strategy is the annual Safety Saturday Fair that will be held Saturday, Sept.26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Manchester Road in Wheaton.
"We want kids to have fun while they are learning about safety,” Zaruba said."Safety Saturday is a great way for families to spend time together and interact in a positive way with police officers and emergency personnel."
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