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The Huntsville Police Department asks all drivers to be especially mindful of the beginning of the school year and the associated traffic concerns.
According to HPD Lieutenant Jim Barnes, the renewed enforcement of school zones and the laws pertaining to school buses should be on the minds of all motorists, as well as the increased presence of Sam Houston State University students on main roadways.
“The Huntsville Independent School District, Sam Houston State University, and other local campuses will be back in session, and there will be a lot more traffic and kids to consider,” Lt. Barnes said.
“We’re encouraging all citizens to be aware, plan accordingly when driving within the city, and be patient and cognizant of their surroundings.”
Lt. Barnes said everyone should review the locations of school zones on their daily travel routes as well as the speed limits in effect during drop-off and pick-up hours.
All individuals operating a motor vehicle are reminded that the use of cell phones in school zones, when active, violates City ordinances and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.
This regulation applies to both calling and texting, and the same fine applies to speeding in school zones.
Additionally, motorists should consider road construction projects that may be along their routes from home to schools, and be prepared for increased drive times.
Huntsville High School: FM 2821 - 7:30 to 8 a.m./3:15 to 4 p.m. 35 miles per hour
Huntsville Intermediate & Scott Johnson Elementary: US 190 - 7:30 to 8:05 a.m./3:15 to 4 p.m. - 30 miles per hour
Huntsville Elementary: 87 Martin Luther King Dr.
Gibbs Elementary: 19th Street
Stewart Elementary: 3400 Boettcher
Sam Houston Elementary: 1600 7th Street
Mance Park Middle School: 8th Street
All five campuses: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m./2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - 20 miles per hour
Speeding or use of cell phones in a school zone is punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.
Call the Huntsville Police Department for more information at (936) 291-5480.