Speed Limits - An operator of a motor vehicle must decrease their speed during morning and
COPPERAS COVE (August 25, 2014) The Copperas Cove Police Department was out Monday enforcing school zone laws.
Officers worked morning and afternoon handing out tickets to those who did not follow the rules of the road. Six additional officers were assigned this year to focus just on school zone areas. Units from Fort Hood also helped patrol the schools that they adopted.
1st Medical Brigade was at S.C. Lee Junior High with 10 soldiers who helped direct traffic and guard the roads.
"It's really great just to get out here in the community and help these kids out get to their first school and make sure they're safe getting there," said Spc. Max Massaglia on Monday.
"Yeah, it's not just me yelling at them. Cause I used to be that guy so if the police don't catch them I'm sure as heck going to let them know," said parent Jason Grubb.
Grubb said it's good to have the soldiers helping out and was glad to hear that more police were on duty for the first day of school.
Sergeant Martin Ruiz with the Copperas Cove Police Department said that they notice many drivers forget that summer for kids is over. "It's been three months that school's been out and they kind of forget they go into work and coming back from work in makes them aware that oh, schools getting ready to start."
"It's safe, I can go to work and not have to worry," said Grubb about the extra patrol.
Copperas Cove Police will be out enforcing the school zone laws for the next few days along with the fire department and Fort Hood Soldiers.
Police want to remind drivers of the Copperas Cove school laws.