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By PIO Bill Kennedy
August 28, 2013



Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office announces the School’s Open Campaign to coincide with the opening of Stafford County Public Schools on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This campaign will be in effect Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 6.

This year at each of the county’s 31 school sites the Stafford County Sheriff's Office will have an active presence on hand to help remind drivers that school is in session and to be aware of the posted speed limits in school zones during the busy beginning and ending of the school day. Additional deputies will be at each school site during the week. In addition, if a school bus driver sees a vehicle pass the bus when its flashing lights are activated, and a deputy is not immediately available, the bus driver will get the tag number and notify the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office would like to remind motorists that the speed limit in school zones is 25 mile per hour. Be sure to be on the lookout for the School Speed Zone Flashing Lights. The exception is the school zone near Drew Middle School where the speed limit is 35 mph. That is because Drew Middle School is on Route 1. The reduced speed limit in school zones are from 7:10am to 9:20 am and 1:45 pm to 4:10 pm everyday that schools are in session.


Drivers using Enon Road in Stafford County between 6:00am-8:00am weekdays can expect extended delays as a result of ongoing construction at Stafford High School when school starts on Tuesday, September 3. In addition to the normal flow of student cars to the school the access road to the school will be modified to permit construction equipment for the new high school and new County Park complex.

If individuals use Enon Road during that time of day to access I-95 the use of alternative routes may be warranted. I-95 and Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy.) can be reached by using Warrenton Rd. (Rt. 17) and Rt. 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy.) can be reached by using Truslow Road.

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