Valley Center teens propose speed reduction by school

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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VALLEY CENTER, Kan.-- A group of students in the SAFE team are proposing the speed limit change from 55 mph to 40 mph on Meridian Street by Valley Center High School.

"Bringing the speed limit down to 40, which is just a 15 mile drop, I think will allow for safer driving," said Laura Karst, senior.

Sedgwick County engineers are gathering data on accidents near 93rd and Meridian. One of the many options on the table is to reduce the speed limit.

"Sometimes what we think off the top of our heads will make it safe, may not do that, so it's been a lot more complicated than what I originally thought," said Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau.

According to a report of crash data in the vicinity of the high school, provided by Ranzau, there have been more accidents on the parking lot of the school than on the streets surrounding the school.

The report showed data since 2011 when the new school opened.

A traffic report will be presented to the school's site council on January 21st. If the proposal is to change the speed limit, then it will have to be voted by Sedgwick County Commissioners.

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