Editorial: School’s in session, so drive safely

Motorists should also be aware of school zones with lower speed limits – a speeding conviction in one of these areas will carry increased penalties, to say nothing of the increased risk to children trying to cross the street.

A pedestrian hit by a car traveling at 25 mph is 65 percent less likely to be killed that one hit by a car traveling at 35 mph, so it does make a difference.

So the next time you’re running late and see those flashing red light up ahead, fight the frustration and try to keep things in perspective. A few extra minutes to make things safer for schoolchildren is not a huge price to pay.

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