MPD aims for safe start to school year

The Marana Police Department reminds motorists that school begins this Monday. The department will have motorcycle and other patrol officers monitoring school zones and enforcing traffic violations. The zones include Marana High School, Marana Middle School, the elementary schools in the Continental Ranch area and Hendricks Elementary. Officers will be assigned to the school zones both in the morning and afternoon.

With the increase in traffic, it's important to pay attention to school zones, crosswalks and school bus stops.

The Town encourages motorists to pay attention to:

  • School zones and occupied crosswalks when signs are present;
  • Stop for school buses when lights and signs are displayed;
  • Speed limits, especially in school zones.

The goal is to make sure everyone has a safe 2015-2016 school year.