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El Paso County has high school-zone crash rate

 

Last updated 8/11/2021 at 9:33am

Karin Hill

Officials urge caution as schools resume this week and next, particularly in and around crossing zones like the one pictured in front of Aragon Elementary in Fountain.

School is in session, and that means added traffic volume in neighborhoods and around schools as buses and parents commute their students. The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is sending a message to motorists to reduce speeds and stay alert for pedestrians and other vehicles around and near schools this year.

Looking at CSP crash data over the past three years in school safety zones, the Patrol determined that crashes occurred three times as frequently during the school year during pick-up and drop-off hours compared to all other hours from the past three calendar years. Looking closer, pick-up...



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