2019 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 6 - Speed Restrictions
Section 604.5 - Speeding in a school zone complaint procedure.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-604.5 (2019)
41-6a-604.5. Speeding in a school zone complaint procedure.
  • (1)
    • (a) A school crossing guard who observes an operator of a vehicle violating Section 41-6a-604 may prepare a report of the alleged violation, in a manner specified by the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction, for the law enforcement agency no more than two working days after the alleged violation occurred.
    • (b) The report under Subsection (1)(a) shall contain:
      • (i) the date, time, and location of the violation;
      • (ii) the license plate number and state;
      • (iii) a description of the offending vehicle;
      • (iv) as much as practical, a description of the operator of the offending vehicle;
      • (v) a description of the incident involving the violation;
      • (vi) information on how to contact the school crossing guard who witnessed the offense; and
      • (vii) the signature of the school crossing guard who witnessed the offense attesting to the accuracy of the report.
  • (2)
    • (a) Upon receiving a report in accordance with Subsection (1), the law enforcement agency shall promptly send a notification letter to the last-known registered owner of the vehicle.
    • (b) The notification letter shall include:
      • (i) the applicable information on the school crossing guard's report stating that the vehicle was observed speeding in a reduced speed school zone in violation of state law;
      • (ii) a complete explanation of the applicable provisions of Section 41-6a-604; and
      • (iii) an explanation that the notification letter is not a peace officer citation but is an effort to call attention to the seriousness of the incident.
    • (c) A law enforcement agency shall make reporting forms for a report under Subsection (1) available:
      • (i) to a school crossing guard; and
      • (ii) in school administrative offices.
  • (3) A law enforcement agency that receives a report under Subsection (1) may have a peace officer initiate an investigation of the reported violation.

Enacted by Chapter 124, 2009 General Session
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