Signal Mountain police ramping up traffic law enforcement in school zones
Signal Mountain police are warning parents to stay off their phones, especially while driving in a school zone.
Police say four officers were either hit or almost hit while directing traffic at Signal Mountain High and Thrasher Elementary schools over the last three weeks.
Police say three of those officers were able to jump out of the way and a fourth officer was hit by a truck, receiving only minor injuries.
Police say one driver was cited for reckless driving but most of the others were given verbal warnings.
Police say over a 2-day period, five parents were spotted on their phones while driving in a school zone.
Beginning Wednesday morning, Signal Mountain police will be aggressively enforcing traffic laws in school zones.
Violators will be cited to court.
Police ask all drivers to stay off their phones and pay attention to officers directing traffic.
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