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School Zone Safety Program to be reactivated in City of Buffalo on February 1

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 16:55:26-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — City of Buffalo Parking Commissioner Kevin Helfer announced Friday the School Zone Safety Program will be reactivated on Monday, February 1.

The reactivation is in conjunction with the reopening of schools across the city. Officials say speed zone camera citations will not be issued during the acclimation period, which runs through February, to give drivers ample time to adjust to the speed limits.

"Flashing beacons will be activated and flashing throughout the school day in each of these areas to help acclimate motorists to the change in speed limit during school hours, which is reduced to 15 miles per hour in these zones to protect students. The school zone speed limit is in effect for the hours listed under the speed limit panel. Motorists should also be aware that police can also enforce the posted speed limit to protect our children," a release from the city says.

  • Discovery School, 911 Abbott Rd.
  • Dr. Blackman, PS 54, 2358 Main St.
  • Grabiarz School/West Hertel, 489 Hertel Ave.
  • Eve School, 453 Leroy Ave.
  • Olmsted School, 319 Suffolk St.
  • Houghton Academy, 1725 Clinton St.
  • Hutch Tech/ Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy, 256 Elmwood Ave. / 315 Carolina St.
  • Makowski School, 1095 Jefferson Ave.
  • McKinley School, 1500 Elmwood Ave.
  • Porter School/ DaVinci School, 255 Porter Ave. / 320 Porter Ave.
  • Bennett Park Montessori, 342 Clinton St.
  • Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave.
  • Academy Middle, 425 South Park
  • Lewis J. Bennett School, 2885 Main St.
  • Harvey Austin School, 1405 Sycamore St.

The city says there will also be the same education and warning period in place for the five cameras that were reactivated in the fall to keep the program aligned across the city and avoid confusion.

  • Canisius High School, 1180 Delaware
  • Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street
  • Notre Dame Academy, 1125 Abbott Road
  • St. Joseph University School, 3275 Main Street
  • Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children’s Academy, 3149 Bailey Avenue

“It is very important for motorists to be aware of their surroundings. Students and faculty will be returning for in-person learning next week, so please help protect them by slowing down and driving safely near schools," said Helfer.