The Hollister Police Department released the following Wednesday about patrols near local schools.
The Hollister Police Department will be increasing patrols in efforts to reduce dangerous driving around school zones. The locations will vary around the school sites within the City of Hollister.
The pick-up and drop off times at schools are a very busy times for parents, sometimes poor driving choices are made that can lead to a serious accident and serious injuries.
The Hollister Police Department has identified serious traffic issues related to the drop off and pick up of children around the schools. Drivers are speeding, making illegal U-turns, failing to yield to oncoming traffic, parking in undesignated and unsafe areas, among other violations.
The School Resource Officers and Patrol Officers will be conducting saturation patrols at and around the schools. This will be an ongoing focus partially funded through an existing Office of Traffic Safety grant. A motorcycle officer will also patrol the schools when available as part of a collateral duty.
The Hollister Police Department would like to remind drivers to follow the rules of the road. This is especially important when dropping off and picking up children at school. We understand this can be a frustrating experience, but the safety of the children must remain everyone’s prime concern.