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LOPD's first school-zone enforcement detail yields 20 citations in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Police issued 20 citations Thursday morning during the department’s first school-zone enforcement detail of the year.

The morning detail was conducted from 7:15-8:30 a.m. along Country Club Road, near Lake Oswego High School and Lake Oswego Junior High, in an area marked by flashing yellow lights and enhanced school zone signage.

LOPD Lt. Doug Treat said that during the operation, the highest speed cited was 41 mph; the lowest was 32 mph. The average speed cited was 34 mph in the posted 20-mph school zone.

All speeding citations in an enhanced school zone carry a minimum fine of $320, but Treat said the driver of the car caught going 41 mph now faces a $520 fine. In addition, the driver was also cited for driving with a suspended license; that violation added an $870 fine to his tab.

“We encourage all drivers to please be aware of their speeds in the school zones throughout Lake Oswego,” Treat said. “Safety and voluntarily compliance is the police department’s goal.”

The next school-zone enforcement detail is scheduled from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. It will take place on Boones Ferry Road at Lake Grove Elementary School.

— The Review