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Crossing guards ready for student safety

July 21, 2004

Albany -- Students will be returning to school in Dougherty County in about two and a half weeks, and crossing guards want motorists to be ready to slow down.

 Albany's 57 school crossing guards gathered Wednesday to prepare for the fast-approaching school year. Keeping the students safe is their main priority.

 Albany Police Lt. Leonard Bell said "The kids are not really paying attention to their safety. So somebody has to be out there watching out for their safety."

Students will be back in class starting August Sixth, and Albany police say they will closely monitor school crossing zones.

If a motorist is ticketed for speeding in a school zone, the fine is doubled.

posted at 4:24 PM by jimw@walb.com

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