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Flashers going up in school zones

October 6, 2003

Albany - Drivers continue to speed through school zones in Dougherty County, so the County is adding blinking lights to warn motorists to slow down.

County Commissioners have agreed to spend $10,000 to install flashing lights in front of Lamar Reese and Martin Luther King Elementary schools. Many of the county schools already have these lights, and commissioners say now drivers have no excuse to speed in school zones.

"Without these blinking lights, we're not getting people's attention. That must change. Parents shouldn't have to worry about cars speeding through school zones and causing a safety problem," County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

The lights will flash the hour before the school day begins and the hour after it ends.

Posted at 2:50PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com