The Lynnwood Police Department issued 185 speeding tickets during its September pedestrian safety campaign focused on addressing violations specifically within school zones and in locations with active road construction projects.
Lynnwood motorcycle officers partnered with patrol officers to conduct nearly daily enforcement in the designated areas, police said. Officers concentrated their efforts during periods of heavy traffic volumes and during commute hours.
Police made a total of 268 contacts during the project. In addition to the speeding infractions, two drivers were traveling at “freeway” speeds in school zone areas. One of those, who was traveling 59 MPH, was also arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis. Five violators were driving without a valid driver’s license.
Officer encountered several other violations during the campaign including distracted driving, no motor vehicle insurance, expired vehicle registrations, unsafe passing (in a school zone), and defective equipment, police said.
Numerous pedestrians were also contacted by police officers, who provided outreach and education related to how to improve their safety during the campaign. In addition, Lynnwood motorcycle officers met with local crossing guards, students and staff at various Lynnwood schools, and interacted with construction employees/flaggers in the road construction areas.