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Fayette County cracking down on school zone violations

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Fayette County Deputies will be targeting people who violate traffic laws in school zones. Fayette County Deputies will be targeting people who violate traffic laws in school zones.
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FAYETTEVILLE -

The week of Oct. 21 to 25 is National School Bust Safety Week and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is making sure that people are obeying the laws in school zones.

Over the course of the week, deputies will be specifically targeting individual for speeding an reckless driving in school zones.  They will also focus on people who pass school buses while students are loading or unloading. 

"The safety of our children while traveling to and from school is of paramount importance to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and our Deputies will be aggressively patrolling school zones and bus routes in an effort to reduce traffic violations in these areas during school hours," said Sheriff' Steve Kessler.

Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies will also be targeting distracted driving offenses, including cell  phone usage without a hands-free device.

The safety initiative is made possible through a grant from the Southern Regional Highway Safety Program.  Anyone who is aware of specific school zones or problem areas along bus routes in Fayette County can contact Sgt. T.N. Mooney at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  Sgt. Mooney can set up extra patrols and traffic enforcement activities in problem areas.  He can be reached by calling 304-574-4216 or leaving a message on the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.