TUCSON, Ariz. (Sept. 21, 2022) – Banner – University Medicine and the Tucson Police Department are teaming up to promote school zone pedestrian safety now that school is back in session. With students returning to classes, roads are more congested with pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles and that can lead to speeding or aggressive driving in school zones.
Speeding or aggressive driving can lead to hospital stays for motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians or cyclists and Banner – University Medicine and TPD are looking to raise awareness within our community for the heightened need to drive safely within and outside of school zones.
On Friday, Sept. 23, the Banner Trauma Team and TPD representatives will be available for media interviews from 7 – 8 a.m. within the school zone located at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. 2nd Ave., 85705, on 6th Street between North Euclid and North 3rd Avenue. That morning, TPD will also conduct speed enforcement within the school zone at the high school.
TPD and Banner representatives will share school zone safety tips, including school bus, pedestrian and cycling road sharing rules or laws and provide details on the impact aggressive driving or speeding has for those who need to be hospitalized due to being struck by a vehicle.
About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com/universitytucson or bannerhealth.com/universitysouth.