Police to concentrate on school zones

The Tulsa Police Department Riverside Division Traffic Unit will focus on posted speed violations and hazardous moving violations in active school zones (lights flashing) throughout South and West Tulsa during the month of May.

Riverside Division Traffic Unit Officers will be randomly monitoring all school zones in the Riverside Division throughout the month.  A citation issued for speeding in a school zone requires a court appearance with a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

No warnings will be issued.

A spokesman said schools are preparing to end their sessions and begin summer break, children will be playing in and around schools, crossing streets, walking to and from the areas around schools and are more likely to be distracted and not paying full attention to vehicles in these areas.