This should be an interesting. As Sgt. Ross reminds us in a post on The Decatur Minute regarding school resumption next Monday, Scott Boulevard school zone speed limits will soon be in effect.
There will be an increased presence of Decatur officers in and around the school zones to remind everyone school is back in session. Don’t forget that Westchester Elementary is now open with applicable school zones on Scott Boulevard.
The standard school zone speed limit is 25 mph during designated times. Westchester times will be between 7:15a-8:15a and 2:!5p-3:15p. That’s going to be a jarring change for a lot of commuters who fly through Decatur along that state road each morning along.
Here’s a full rundown of speed zones and a reminder that students will be out and about starting next week, courtesy of an email that Sgt. Ross…
Don’t forget that school starts back up in Decatur next Monday, August 4th . The lighter summer traffic will give way to more traffic in general to include school buses. Please keep in mind we will also have many more young cyclists and pedestrians making their way to school. Please slow down and pay extra attention and plan for a little extra commute time to prevent speeding through the school zones. There will be an increased presence of Decatur officers in and around the school zones to remind everyone school is back in session. Don’t forget that Westchester Elementary is now open with a school zone on Scott Boulevard. Atlanta Public Schools will also start back Monday, August 4th and DeKalb County Schools start back Monday, August 11th.
When traffic is backed up or stopped and your frustration level rises, just sit back and remember the excitement of the first day of school. Then relax and do your part to make sure everyone gets to where they are going safely.
School Zone Locations & Times Chart (after the jump!)