School Zones: slow down and be alert


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 2:40pm

With the new school year nearing, or already in session, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers to slow down and be alert in school safety zones.

In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office asked drivers to please watch for children in crosswalks.

Children under age 13 have limited depth perception and may be unable to judge the distance and time of an approaching vehicle.

Remember a child has an 80-90 percent rate of survival if struck by a car traveling 20 mph, as opposed to 90 percent chance of death if the car is traveling 25 or 30 mph.

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