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New traffic lights protect students and drivers

July 26, 2007

Valdosta - As Valdosta continues to grow, Valdosta State University is taking more initiatives to safeguard its students.

VSU and the City of Valdosta have installed two new traffic lights directly in front of the school on North Patterson Street.

Students are often seen darting across the busy street to get to and from class.

A dangerous move according to VSU President Ron Zaccari because 20 thousand cars drive that road each day.

They say the new lights will help keep students and drivers safe as the city and university continue to grow. 

"We had very little control over the way that traffic flowed in terms of speeding. I just felt in order to protect the drivers as well as pedestrians, we really need to do something," says VSU President Zaccari.

The lights were activated this morning.

VSU will place more safety officers in front of campus to keep the students using the crosswalks at each light.

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