26 citations issued in 1st week of school zone speeding crackdown

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police said 26 citations were issued as a result of the first week of "Operation School Watch," an effort by the department to crackdown on driving violations in school zones. 

In addition to the citations, police said 80 warning tickets were issued for various violations. Police said they made a total of 104 traffic stops. 

“The safety of our children is our ‘Job 1’ at this time,” Capt. John Wolfe, Commander of the Special Operations Division, said in a press release. “Through this campaign, we have taken the opportunity to educate the motoring public that public schools are back in session, our children are out in high numbers getting to and from school, and their safety is the responsibility of everyone.”

The Operation School Watch initiative will continue through Sept. 7. 

Drivers who are ticketed for speeding in a school zone are required to pay a $438 fine.