School zones should be safety zones


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In road construction zones, traffic fines are double to assist in protecting to workers in the construction zone. There are also several safety zones along the highways in Alaska with double fines. I would like to know why school zones are not considered safety zones with double fines to assist in protecting children in the area? When I am driving a car in a school zone, I drive a little slower than the posted speed limit to assist in avoiding an accident with anyone walking in a school zone while children are present. I have witnessed other cars speeding in school zones. I even seen other cars illegally pass other cars in a school zone while children are present and a long line of cars parked along the road full of parents.

I do believe school zones should be considered safety zones with double fines.

 

— David K. Beals

Anchorage

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