s throughout Michigan open for classes on Tuesday, Sept. 4. For motorists, it means paying attention in school zones.
Lt. Joe Boyle of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety said infractions or accidents aren’t common in those areas, but designated school zones include higher fines.
“I think, for the most part, the community and the motorists are mindful of the fact there are schools,” Boyle said.
Boyle said Grand Haven officers will be around the school zones next week to ensure traffic speeds are maintained.
Boyle said police will have new challenges as Grand Haven Area Public Schools have staggered start times because of the grade reconfiguration, and increase of parents and buses. Crossing guards wearing green vests will be at some school locations.
“Motorists need to know that the job we are doing is to get their loved ones to and from school safely,” Boyle said.
Grand Haven resident Alissa Stoops said it’s always helpful to remind both children and motorists to pay attention.
“I think in a smaller community like this, there are a lot of signs,” she said.
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