Speeders cruise through would-be school zones - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Speeders cruise through would-be school zones


With school back in session, drivers are having to remember to reduce their speed limits in school zones. However, one of the brand new schools in Frenship ISD doesn't have school zone signs up yet.

Heritage Middle School opened up this week and along Iola St, the only signs warning of children are yellow signs, down the block from the school. There are no posted speed reductions or blinking lights. The posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

"But many times, you see people traveling 50 to 60 miles an hour on the street," resident Ron Bridges said.

Bridges lives down the road from Heritage Middle School. He says he's clocked drivers busting the limit numerous times.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 took to the streets with a radar gun and clocked drivers going as high as 41 miles an hour, as children were crossing the street.

Frenship ISD officials say they are working with the City of Lubbock to get the proper signage put in place. They are conducting studies to determine where the speed limit should be reduced.

However, Bridges says he is not convinced they are doing everything they can.

"This school has been being built for two years. That should have been put in place a long time ago," Bridges said.

In the meantime, school officials are asking area drivers to be mindful of students who are crossing the street.

"Really pay attention to the signs that are up right now - 30 miles per hour even right now, is the speed limit. So, just be aware of those signage," Andy Penney, with Frenship ISD said.

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