Mukilteo Police emphasis on school zone safety

Jun 12, 2019

The Mukilteo School District’s school year will conclude on June 25 this year.

This comes a few days later than usual because of the snow closure days this winter. During the remainder of the school year, Mukilteo Police will increase traffic emphasis patrols in school zones to enforce school zone speed violations.

“It is important that students feel safe as they walk to and from school,” Police Chief Cheol Kang said. “There are five schools in the city of Mukilteo with varying start and end times. Additional officers will be deployed to provide a visible presence to deter and stop speeders and aggressive drivers. Together we can help our children feel safe and enjoy the coming summer months.”

When the school zone lights are activated, the speed is reduced to 20 miles per hour. Violating the school zone speed limit is a traffic infraction and could result in a fine from $214 to $808 depending on the violator’s speed.

Per a Mukilteo Police Department news release: “The goal is to gain compliance to the speed law and provide a safe environment for our pedestrians.”

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