Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 16, 2013

OUR VIEW: Slow down: Children return to school

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — This is short and to the point.

Schools are back in session locally. Students are in the process of making their way to their respective schools in the morning and back home in the afternoons.

The speed limit in school zones is 25 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted. Obey the speed limit and watch for children.

Beyond that, also be aware there are drivers looking to enter and exit school parking lots, with traffic especially heavy before 8 a.m. each weekday and between 2 and 3:30 p.m.

The best way to be certain of a safe school year is for drivers to be aware of their surroundings and their speed. A law enforcement presence in the vicinity of area schools would also be appreciated and would help ensure drivers would obey the posted speed limits.