Numerous citations issued during Red Bluff school zone speed enforcement operation

RED BLUFF, Calif. — Recent complaints of speeding and reckless driving in and around the City’s school zones, Redding PD conducted a targeted speed enforcement operation in the area of Vista Middle School earlier today.

The operation resulted in several motorists being issued a variety of citations, including one who was cited for traveling nearly twice the legal 25 mph speed limit within the school zone.


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“Recently, the Red Bluff Police Dept has been receiving various complaints from school staff at our local schools,” Red Bluff PD said in a social media release following this morning’s operation.

“In response RBPD has stepped up their patrol including targeted speed enforcement in school zones,” officials explained.

Officials issued numerous citations, including one for driving nearly twice the legal speed limit, during a speed enforcement operation in the school zone area around Vista Middle School earlier today. Red Bluff Police Department photos

During the enforcement operation, officers made numerous traffic stops and cited multiple drivers for speeding and other traffic infractions.

One of the drivers who was captured on radar was caught driving 47 mph within the school zone, according to officials; who reminded area residents that while school is in session, the speed limit in those areas is 25 mph.

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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

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