Medford Police To Increase Patrols Arounds School Zones

With students back in the classroom the Medford Police Department wants to remind drivers about School Zone Traffic Safety.

On Monday September 27th the Medford Police Department will have increased patrols in school zones within the City of Medford.

MPD asks that drivers be aware of School Zones and use caution when driving through them. It is important to know that fines for speed violations increase significantly when they occur within a designated School Zone.

To help with public awareness MPD has included descriptions of the two categories of reduced school speeds in school zones.

Zones Adjacent to School Grounds:

Will have signage displaying the speed limit at 20 MPH When Flashing or School Days 7AM – 5PM.

Zones at School Crosswalks away from Schools Grounds:

Will have signage displaying the speed limit at 20 MPH When Flashing or When Children are Present.

ODOT School Zone Information Link:

https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Engineering/Pages/School-Zones.aspx