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Many Traffic Crashes in NYC Occur in School Zones

August 12, 2022
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School zones are designated areas of roadways that are generally within proximity of a school or school building. School zones were specifically designed to slow down the speed of traffic, particularly near crosswalks, to ensure the safety of crossing students.

Signs inform drivers that they’re entering school zones and must urge caution by reducing their speed limit and being extra alert to passing pedestrians. But even with these safety measures, children, students, pedestrians, and other motorists can still get injured in school zones by careless or negligent drivers.

Why School Zones Are Extremely Dangerous

A six-month investigation by Streetsblog uncovered that roads near NYC schools are uniquely hazardous, with injury and crash rates that exceed the city’s averages. The investigation also found these glaring details:

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