School Starts Again And That Means Slow Down

by Mackenzie Stasko on August 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

With the start of a new school year, the Zanesville Police Department is advising drivers to watch for changed speed limits, students crossing crosswalks and school buses. And if you don’t, expect to get a ticket. Captain Tony Coury says residents can expect to see an increase of police officers on the lookout for speeders around school zones.

"There will be a zero tolerance for speeding in any of the school zones," said Capt. Coury. "If the flashing lights are on, and all the schools have them, if you’re caught speeding, then you will be cited."

Another thing drivers should be aware of, is the decreased speed limit on Blue Avenue. The city recently changed the residential area’s speed limit from 35 MPH to 25 MPH.

"We want them to drive 20 MPH of course when the yellow flashing lights are on, any time you see the flashing lights for the arrival of students or the departure, the lights will be on. And any other given time they see them, we would ask that they slow down to 20 MPH. Other than that, the speed limit is 25."

People should expect to leave early or give themselves extra time when driving through school zones.