Slow Down or Else

Stopping a car traveling at 35 mph takes much longer than braking it to a halt from 15 mph. The difference can be deadly to children crowding sidewalks and sometimes darting out into streets near schools.

In both our states, the speed limit in school zones is 15 mph when children are present. Police and sheriff’s deputies often park cruisers near schools to deter violators.

But when there are no “black and whites” in sight, too many motorists decide a little faster than 15 mph won’t hurt anything.

It may. Is cutting a few seconds off a trip worth that risk?

Slow down, please. If you don’t, here’s hoping you pay a stiff fine.

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