Lake Oswego school zone enforcement detail nets 36 citations
Lake Oswego Police issued 36 citations on Sept. 6 during the department's first school-zone enforcement detail of the year, with the "overwhelming majority" of those citations going to Lake Oswego residents.
The morning detail was conducted from 7:55-9:15 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.
The highest speed cited during the operation was 42 mph, according to LOPD Lt. Clayton Simon; the lowest speed cited was 32 mph. The average speed cited was 35 mph in the posted 20-mph school zone, Simon said.
All speeding citations in an enhanced school zone carry a minimum fine of $325, but Simon said the driver of the car caught going 42 mph incurred a fine of $525. In addition, one motorist stopped for speeding did not have an operator's license or proof of insurance, resulting in several citations and having their vehicle towed.
Additional enforcement details will be held later in the school year at school zones across the city, according to Simon — all made possible by a traffic safety grant designed to promote pedestrian awareness and safety.
"We encourage all drivers to please be aware of
their speeds in the school zones throughout Lake Oswego," Simon said. "Safety and voluntarily compliance is the police department's goal."
— The Review