Drivers urged to slow down as new school year begins
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's not too early to start thinking about slowing down when you drive near schools.
Though Clark County Public Schools start on Monday, the first bell has already rung at Nevada's largest private school.
Today is the first day of school here at Faith Lutheran Middle and High School.Nearly 1,500 students attend the school.
So that's a lot of foot traffic early in the morning and in the afternoon when school gets out.
And because this is a high school, there are a lot of new drivers.
That's why staff at Faith Lutheran want to remind ALL drivers to be extra alert when passing through this busy area of Hualapai between Sahara Avenue and West Charleston Boulevard.
And come next week, those school zone speed limits go into effect all over the valley.
Here at Faith Lutheran, many students start arriving before 7 a.m. on weekdays.
And they usually leave around 3 p.m.
The school has staff out at the crosswalks during the heavy traffic times, but they say it never hurts to remind EVERYONE -- even their students on foot -- to be extra cautious.