Thursday, November 14, 2019

School Zone Speed Limits – What You Need to Know

School is back in session and so are new traffic rules. City Code requires that school zone speed limits be in effect for elementary schools 30 minutes before to 10 minutes after the start of school and 10 minutes before to 30 minutes after dismissal.

School zone speed limits are in place to reduce the risk and severity of potential crashes involving children walking or biking to school and among the relatively high number of vehicles present for arrival and dismissal.

In order to implement the code, new signs are being placed to reflect the new times. Check out the new school zone times below.

 

Johnson Elementary 7:10 – 7:50 a.m. 2:45 – 3:25 p.m.
Walnut Grove Elementary 7:10 – 7:50 a.m. 2:45 – 3:25 p.m.
Carroll Elementary 7:10 – 8:10 a.m. 1:50 – 3:25 p.m.
Old Union Elementary 7:10 – 8:10 a.m. 1:50 – 3:25 p.m.
Rockenbaugh Elementary 7:10 – 8:10 a.m. 1:50 – 3:25 p.m.

 

The dismissal speed restrictions are not changing as part of this update. The safety of the students is our top priority for school zones, so please slow down and put away your cell phone when you are driving. This update will go into effect by the first week of September.