Vincennes school zone project

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VINCENNES Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Authorities in Vincennes said a project over the summer has helped traffic during the school season.

School officials said the Vincennes police department expected an increase in traffic due to a school remodel and decided to be proactive.

They said the remodeling of Franklin Elementary was expected, but it displaced roughly 500 students, causing an increase in traffic during pick-up and drop-off times.

During a meeting in the summer, Assistant chief Terry Johnson said the idea of speed monitoring signs being posted in front of school zones was brought up to the department by Timothy Salters.

Salters, Vincennes communication Director, said this was a way to slow traffic and alert people that they were entering a school zone.

Officials said the project was a precautionary measure to alert drivers and motorist of an increase in traffic due to a elementary remodeling.

They said since the signs have been posted, the school has seen more attentive drivers and less speeding.

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