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Traffic lights to begin signalling the presence of students

Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford adjusts the flashing light in a school zone near Jefferson Elementary School Friday morning. The lights will go on Friday afternoon for a test, and then will go on and be enforced starting next week for many Great Bend schools.

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Flashing yellow lights around town herald the start of another academic year. It also signals that drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, some of the lighted school zone warning signals will be turned on as many of the schools in Great Bend open  their 2014-2015 school year.
“The 20-mile-per-hour speed limit is in force whenever those lights are flashing,” said Lt. Bill Browne of the Great Bend Police Department. This is regardless of what the normal limit is for the area.
Speeding and any other traffic violation in ...

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