It has been a long time since we have had to even think about the schools zones while driving. Kids have been out of school or virtually learning from home. But, on Monday, February 8, 2021, start at 7AM, the school zones and the cameras will be turned on. School zone hours are 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. The school zone speed limit during those hours is 20 mph. Take your time while driving in the school zones, stop for the students crossing the streets, and put down the cell phone.
Safety & School Zones
Higher speeds contribute to crashes in a number of ways:
- Crashes at higher speeds create more force and are therefore more likely to be fatal;
- Drivers traveling at higher speeds have a narrower field of vision;
- Drivers traveling at higher speeds travel further before they can react;
- Vehicles traveling at higher speeds have longer.
Mayor’s Office of Transportation
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation, officially established by Executive Order 18-05, is designed to ensure communication among departments and external partners to promote transportation priorities that encourage safety, equity, regional connectivity and multi-modal accommodations to provide for the future prosperity of the City and its citizens.
New Orleans Police Department
The mission of the New Orleans Police Department is to provide professional police services to the public in order to maintain order and protect life and property. In order to accomplish our mission, we are committed to the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing as a means to inform our organizational decisions to prioritize our crime fighting and quality of life initiatives by engaging each neighborhood community organization in collaborative problem-solving partnerships.