MARSHALL, ILL. (WTHI) - A new proposal would require Illinois drivers to slow down even after school's out.
As it stands, drivers are required to slow to 20 miles per hour when children are present from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lawmakers want this changed. The bill would extend that time from 4 to 9 p.m.
We spoke with Kevin Ross on Tuesday. He's the superintendent at Marshall Schools. He said that fortunately, drivers are very cautious in the area and they haven't had any severe accidents involving children in some time.
However, he thinks the bill is a good thing that it will protect his students.
"Anything that can get our drivers more in tuned to those kids being there and the need to be safe and to slow down is a plus," Ross said.
The bill has been approved by the Illinois house, it will now go to the senate.
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