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The Spokane Valley Police Department is conducting emphasis patrols in school zones today. The special patrols are sponsored by the Spokane Regional Health District. Police are concentrating on schools south of Mission, north of 32nd Avenue, east of Pines Road and west of Sullivan Road. The emphasis is focusing on pedestrians and drivers who don't yield to pedestrians will get a $124 ticket. Pedestrians who cross the street illegally will get at $56 ticket.
The schools included in the emphasis area are: Sunrise Elementary, McDonald Elementary, Evergreen Middle School, Central Valley High School, Adams Elementary, University High School, South Pines Elementary, St. Mary's Catholic School, Progress Elementary, Barker High School, North Pines Middle School and Summit School.
The Spokane Valley Police Department has announced it is launching an emphasis patrol targeting aggressive drivers. The Aggresive Driver Enforcement Program will use “unmarked non-traditional law enforcement fleet vehicles” to find and fine aggresive drivers, according to a police press release.
Police say they responded to 2,198 calls reporting reckless drivers in the Spokane Valley City limits in 2011. So be warned, they're out there watching for bad driving behavior.
In case you were wondering, they define aggressive driving as two or more moving violations that is likely to endanger other persons or property or any single intentional violation that requires a defensive action by another driver.