The Scotts Valley Police Department will be participating in “Operation Safe Passage” starting August 21st thru September 1st 2017. The goal of the operation is to increase the safety of students commuting to and from school at the beginning of the school year.

During “Operation Safe Passage,” extra officers will be working to strictly enforce traffic violations in and around all
local school zones within the City of Scotts Valley. Officers will focus on the following violations by both motorists as well as commuting students.

• Speeding vehicles
• Failing to yield to pedestrians
• Jaywalking
• Juvenile bicyclists without required helmets or not properly worn • Seat belt and child restraint seat violations
• Cell phone and texting violations
• Stop sign violations

“The first day and week of school can often be chaotic to both students and parents. The police department wants to help make the transition back to school as safe and smooth as possible,” said Lt. John Wilson. “With new groups of kids walking and biking to school for the first time, it’s the perfect opportunity to remind pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to follow the rules of the road so that everyone can be safe in their respective travels.”