Pottsboro slows down traffic near high school on FM 120

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

POTTSBORO, Tex. -- The school zone speed limit in Pottsboro changed from 35 to 25 miles per hour on Wednesday.

The section along FM 120 near Pottsboro High School has been a concern for many community members.

After TX-DOT conducted a study on the FM 120 Corridor in January, they found there was an indication to lower the speed limit and warranted a change for the speed limit to be reduced.

City manager Kevin Farley feels this was much needed around the high school, especially since there are so many young drivers.

"We hope that the lower speed will help reduce potential accidents and accidents at that location," Farley said.

Farley says that police officers will be giving out warnings for the first month in that area.


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  • by Pottsborogirl1409 Location: pottsboro on Dec 9, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    I am a senior at the high school and drive myself to school and have been for three years now. 120 isn't that great of a threat to us as young drivers, and the only possible way to be hit going to the high school is if the driver is not paying any attention to what is going on. Thank you for the concern for all of our safety, but accidents will always happen. I have personally lost many friends in car accidents, so hopefully this could help reduce the 'fender benders'. The drivers would still have been fine at 35 and I agree with pottsboro parent, I myself have not seen any warnings given out by police officers (they just sit and watch) and to this day people still haul right passed me when I'm going the speed limit of 25 and turn into school. If it was changed for the better, the law should be enforced. Go Cards! :)
  • by pottsboro parent Location: pottsboro on Sep 18, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    i am all for lowing the speed limit, but it helps when it is enforced! today i was going through both school zones and there were people going faster than 25 - in the elem zone the cop was just sitting on the grass (as usual), wasn't paying attention, talking to the other officer with him. as i was going through the high school zone, there was an officer behind me, the people in front were doing well over 25, and he just ignored it, went down to 120 and turned. were is the enforcement in that? there was about 10 people that should have recieved warnings and NOT a one did. Way to go Pottsboro PD.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    Thank you, better late than never. But still late.
  • by Boris Yeltsin on Sep 18, 2008 at 08:01 AM
    I can understand lowering the speed limit, but do most of the fatal or terrible accidents happen during school hours when the speeds are reduced, or after hours? I just don't see this making a significant difference. The speeds must be reduced at all times to make an impact.
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