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APD school zone citations down in 2016

The Albany Police Department has been cracking down on drivers who speed through school zones. (Source: WALB) The Albany Police Department has been cracking down on drivers who speed through school zones. (Source: WALB)
APD Lieutenant William Dowdell (Source: WALB) APD Lieutenant William Dowdell (Source: WALB)
To avoid getting pulled over, APD recommends residents leave home early and know where their school zones are located. (Source: WALB) To avoid getting pulled over, APD recommends residents leave home early and know where their school zones are located. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Police Department has been cracking down on drivers who speed through school zones.

Since school started in the past two weeks, APD has issued 233 citations and warnings in 14 school zones.

Although the number seems rather high, it's actually down in comparison to last year, which means a majority of motorists are actually obeying the school zones.

Dawson Road in particular was the highest, with 68 citations.

"The majority are very, very short. It takes you maybe a minute to get through them once you go down to 25 speed limit as oppose to getting stopped by one of us, and you being on the side of the road five to six minutes additional making you later than what you were before," said APD Lieutenant William Dowdell.

Those citations include: speeding, suspended license, expired license and a few arrests.

To avoid getting pulled over, APD recommends residents leave home early and know where their school zones are located.

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