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Greenville police warn drivers of speeding in school zones

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

While parents are getting their kids ready for the big first day of school this week, police are asking people not to overlook the speed limits.

They say drivers need to expect to spend extra time on school roads and slow down. In Greenville, police say they'll have zero tolerance for traffic violations in school zones in the mornings and afternoons.

Parents FOX Carolina talked to about the strict enforcement were happy that it will be there, but say the roads around some schools need to be improved.

Sherry Tolbert lives near Hollis Academy Elementary School and says drivers make the roads unsafe for kids walking to school.

"I see trucks, cars, motorcycles and all of them are speeding going 50 mph," said Tolbert. "We have small kids walking to school every day, it's dangerous out here."

Tolbert says she and other neighbors have pushed for speed bumps on the nearby streets, but so far none have come.

"We need it, it's a tragedy over here with cars speeding and stuff, it's terrible for kids," said Tolbert.  

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