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Lafayette, LA – On August 9, 2017, students in the
Lafayette Parish School System will be returning to class. During the first two weeks of school Lafayette
Police Officers will be strictly enforcing speed limits in all school
zones. It is important as citizens that we
adhere to those speed limits put in place to protect students. Each school zone is clearly marked with signs
and in most cases flashing lights.
Lafayette Police Officers will also be enforcing those school zones marked
as “Hands Free,” which prohibits
drivers from talking, texting, or using their device for social networking. Drivers who regularly travel to work on
roadways that border schools should allow extra travel time for the increase in
traffic in the mornings and afternoon.
Drivers should also avoid being distracted within the vehicle due to
student pedestrian traffic.