School zone speeds a concern in Pottsboro

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

POTTSBORO, Tex. -- Some Pottsboro parents say they're concerned about the safety of their kids in school zones. They say the speed limit varies through town, which can make driving confusing.

City officials met with TXDOT on Thursday to decide how to make speed limits more consistent in Pottsboro.

Officials they will hand a report over to TXDOT, who will then conduct a traffic study and decide what changes if any need to be made.

"The concern was for the children, and everything in between. The school zone is there, drivers speed up thinking they’re out of the school zone. It's just a bit confusing for the driver," says Pottsboro Police Chief Brett Arterburn.

Officials say that study will cover FM 1417 to about a mile north of Pottsboro on Highway 120.

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  • by Citizen Bob Location: Pottsboro on Oct 10, 2007 at 04:12 PM
    The contributors here have raised some good points. The high percentage of teen fatalities that have been the focus of the Less Tears...More Years campaign recently have not all been in the city limits, but in the Pottsboro zip code. The city officers do not enforce traffic laws outstide the corporate city limits. The officers also write a lot of tickets, many more and the same people would call it a speed trap. If the officer isn't there to stop traffic for the school buses to exit, the school complains to the chief. A crossing guard provided by the school on Cardinal would help a lot for the safety of the children crossing the street. Another idea would be for the school to provide a crossing guard on 120 who could also stop traffic for the buses to exit which would free the officer to be in a different place every day and be better able to spot violators in all areas around the school and city. If you can read this, thank a teacher and thank a veteran because we are free to do so.
  • by Citizen of Pottsboro Location: Pottsboro on Oct 5, 2007 at 08:17 AM
    Go ahead and change the speed limit in the zones in question. However, if the police won't get out there and ticket the speeders, what good does it do. I live on the street that had speed bumps put up and the cars still speed down the road. Every rule/law must be monitored and the violaters ticketed in order for it to work. The younger drivers seem to be the worse. And we wonder why the town has had so many fatalities of teens here!!! Come on Pottsboro PD...let's get some tickets issued.
  • by Concerned parent Location: Pottsboro on Oct 4, 2007 at 08:26 PM
    I pick my children up from school everyday and have observed student drivers coming from the high school drive very fast after they turn off of 120 onto Cardinal Lane. (road that is in front of the middle school and also a crossing path for kids that walk home) One vehicle that really stands out is the newer style white Mustang that turns off of 120 onto Cardinal Lane and revs the engine up and speeds up really fast from that intersection until they turn into the school just a ways down. (obviously going faster than the school zone speed limit) They should have a crossing guard for that area of the school. I have seen no police in that area after school, they are on the main highway at that time.
  • by fred Location: pottsboro on Oct 4, 2007 at 06:40 PM
    why doesnt mayer budra put speed bumps up like he did on his road
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