published Monday, August 8th, 2011

Dalton police enforcing school zone speed limits as kids go back to class

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Students in Dalton are going back to class Wednesday and the Dalton Police Department is reminding motorists to watch out for school zone speed limits.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit along with the patrol division will be stepping up its enforcement of posted speed limits in the school zones, according to a news release.

The following areas have posted school zones:

• Dalton High School – Waugh Street from the east entrance of Manly Street to the west entrance of Manly Street. The posted school zone speed limit is 30 mph when the warning lights are flashing. There are flashing lights at both ends of the school zone to warn motorists of the zone.

• Dalton Middle School – Cross Plans Blvd. from the By-Pass to Dalton Middle School. The posted speed limit is 25 mph at all times.

• Roan Street Elementary School – Martin Luther King Blvd. from just west of Grimes Street to Grade Street. The posted school zone speed limit is 30 mph when the warning lights are flashing. There are flashing lights at both ends of the school zone to remind motorists of the zone.

• Blue Ridge Elementary School / Morris Street High School – Morris Street from Harris Street to just east of Fourth Ave., the posted school zone speed limit is 25 mph when the warning lights are flashing. Also on Fredrick St. from McAfee St to Morris St., the posted school zone speed limit is 20 mph when children are present in the area.

• City Park Elementary School – Thornton Ave. from School Street to Crawford Street. The posted school zone speed limit is 25 mph when the warning lights are flashing.

• Brookwood Elementary School – Central Ave. from Frances Street to Brown Street. The posted school zone speed limit is 25 mph at all times.

• Westwood Elementary School – Trammel Street from Tyler Street to Richards Street, which is a one-way street heading north and on Jones Street from Richards Street to Tyler Street, which is a one-way street heading south.

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