Knox City officials have noticed an excessive amount of drivers ignoring the speed limits posted around the schools and they’re preparing to crack down on the problem.
In his report during Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok addressed the issue. He explained that students aren’t the only offenders. Apparently, some bus drivers, parents and other adult motorists are also guilty of traveling too fast in the area.
Mayor Estok said what it boils down to is a safety concern. He indicated that with the way things are going, it’s just a matter of time before someone is seriously injured due to negligent driving. Officials want to nip the problem in the bud before the worst case scenario becomes a reality.
Estok added that city officials have contacted the school corporation’s transportation department to discuss their concerns and the City Police department has been notified to remind staff and students that drivers will be ticketed if they’re caught going over the posted speed limit.