TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - School starts around the Wabash Valley in the next few weeks, and that means police will begin full enforcement of school zone speeds.
Around much of the area, that means 20 miles per hour is the fastest you can drive once you see the school zone sign.
We talked with an Indiana State Trooper who even showed some frustration when people don't slow down near an education center.
"Kids are unpredictable. You never know what they're going to do," Sr. Trooper Jason Schoffstall told us. "It's pretty frustrating to see someone going through a school zone because, we're talking about our children here, our future. We need to keep them safe."
During the summer months, the school zones are less of an issue, but starting on the first day of class for any given corporation, officers will enforce the slower speeds.
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Marshall Community Schools: August 15
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