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Police: Children, Crossing Guards Experience ‘Near Misses’

February 1, 2016, 4:31 PM HST
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cross walk pixabayMotorists are being reminded by the Hawai’i Police Department of the dangers of speeding in a school zone.

The Hawai’i Police Department issued a media release on Monday noting that both children and school crossing guards have encountered numerous near misses while crossing in crosswalks fronting elementary schools across the island.

Authorities say the incidents have occurred both during morning and afternoon hours.

Most elementary schools have school crossing guards present to assist with the safe crossing of children. These crossing guards are trained to temporarily hold traffic until all children have completely crossed the roadway.

Motorists caught speeding in a school traffic zone could face a fine of $307. Those who fail to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk may also incur a $150 fine.

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