The Popcorn Stand: Take it slow in school zones

Our loved ones use that crosswalk.

Our loved ones also know you have to look both ways before crossing the street and hold a hand while in a parking lot.

However, our loved ones still watch cartoons and sometimes need help tying their shoes.

And that’s why the responsibility goes back to drivers behind the wheel.

There’s the car that’s in so big of a hurry they can’t slow down for the school zone, driving 40 in a 15, with no regard to the stoplight, the crossing guard, the happy, excited children making their way to school for another day of learning.

So, we use today’s Popcorn Stand to remind you: Slow down. Not only in a school zone but all the time.

The school zone speed limit, which is 15 mph instead of the normal 25 mph, is in effect during school from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and 2:15-3:30 p.m.

“It is 25 mph during the normal day, but we want people to go slowly because there are a lot of crosswalks on this road with kids and we want people paying attention,” Carson City Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel said.

There’s only a few more weeks of school. Lets make them safe.

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