Resident and Commuter Advisory

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On Thursday September 4, 2014 the Hopkinton Public Schools will be back in session. All School Zone Speed Signs located around the public schools entrances have been turned on and are in working order. The lawful speed limit in a school zone during school hours is 20 mph. Hopkinton Police Officers will be out monitoring and enforcing speed limits. With the nice weather that we are experiencing there will be several students walking or riding their bikes to school. The crosswalks around the schools will be monitored and enforced. Please remind your children to wear their helmets and obey all bike rules and not to be cutting through parking lots.

We will also have unmarked patrols assigned to monitor school bus stops throughout the town to ensure that all commuter traffic obeys the red flashing lights law.

A violation of speeding in a school zone during school hours carries a minimum penalty of $105.00 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 section 17. A violation for passing a stopped school bus with the red lights flashing carries a minimum penalty of $250 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 section 14. A violation of failure to stop for a pedestrian in a marked cross walk carries a maximum penalty of $200 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 89 section 11. Please contact the police department if you witness any of these violations. (508) 497-3401

With the heavy traffic around the schools at drop off and pick up times we ask you allow yourself enough time to get there safely and to be observant of the school buses and crosswalks at all times especially during school hours.

From all of us at the Hopkinton Police Department we wish you all a Happy and Safe School Year.

Thank You,

Officer Phil Powers
School Resource Officer