Authorities Crack Down on Speeders in School Zones

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Warren County Sheriff Jerry "Peanuts" Gaines says: "We'll be issuing citations tomorrow."

Gaines says they are not going to tolerate speeders in school zones when school begins.

Gaines says: "We've caught some speeders in the Rockfield area going as fast as 90 miles per hour."

Officer Jerry Corbitt with the Bowling Green Police Department says they too are watching for speeders.

Corbitt says: "Basically we're asking the motoring public to slow down. Be cautious and be attentive. Especially when they're crossing school zones, school crosswalks, and bus stop locations."

Corbitt says they've caught some speeders going 55 miles an hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. The speed limits are even slower in school areas. The punishments that go along with speeding in a school zone are much stricter.

Corbitt says: "Restricted school zones also do not have a prepaid fine. It's a citation where you have to go to court and appear in front of a judge."

Sheriff Gaines says things calm down after school has been in session for a while, but he warns to be attentive of your speed whenever you are driving in a school zone.

Gaines says: "The speeders after about one or two weeks we get slowed down. But one day we wrote about nine tickets. So you will be ticketed if you speed in a school zone."

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