School Zones

By: Susan Bahorich
By: Susan Bahorich

School days are here again, and so are the speeders.

"It is definitely a problem on this road. There are many cars that go way above the speed limit here and it's a great problem with kids crossing the road to schools and to the buses," says concerned mom, Sallie Davis.

Davis lives near Stuarts Draft Middle and High Schools, the posted speed is 25 mph, but it's not always obeyed.

This morning, TV3 took an informal poll of how well these speeds are followed. Using a radar gun similar to those used in law enforcement- we put drivers to the test in school zones around Augusta County.

While some folks made a conscious effort to follow the speed limit- some were a little off.

And law enforcement officials say that's the problem when these lights are flashing they must be obeyed.

"I understand your alarm didn't go off, mom needs to get kids to school- you just need to be aware of the speed limit, take your time and slow down," explains Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher.

It could mean the difference between life and death.

While the radar gun is similar to the ones used by area law enforcement officers, it is not calibrated or tested like police radar, so the speeds shown in this story may be a little off.


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