Fixed penalty notices issued to drivers by mobile division officers in past 24 hours

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Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to educate, reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit criminal activity, resulted in the arrest of ten (10) persons for outstanding criminal warrants, breach of bail conditions, damage and armed robbery, over the past 24 hours. Additionally, 111 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations. Therefore with traffic violations taking an all-time high, the police have provided safety tips for motorists and pedestrians.

SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS 
 Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limits
 Speed limits in school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
 Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
 When driving in school zones or in neighborhoods, watch for children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking of their safety
 Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.
 Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.
 Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no children in the lane or adjacent lanes.
 When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street
 Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS
 Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use the same route every day.
 Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbor or friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.
 Don’t talk to strangers, don’t go anywhere with them or take anything from them. If a stranger approaches, tell your parents or a trusted adult such as a teacher.
 Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.
 Look both ways before crossing the street.
 Never run into the street from between parked cars.
 Know your parents full name, your parent’s telephone numbers and your address (street name and house number). If you have trouble remembering them, write them down and keep in a safe place.

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