School zone speed reductions in store

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SASKATOON, Sask. — Drivers may soon have to slow down on Saskatoon city streets, especially in school zones, if more than 700 residents of that city get their wish.

City council was presented with a petition with more than 700 signatures that appealed for reduced speed limits in school zones, following the death of a young pedestrian.

Councillors are not jumping the gun, however, and have instead referred the matter to a committee for further study.

One of the other possibilities being examined is a reduction of speed throughout the entire city to 40 km-h.

Concerned residents say reducing the speed will give drivers more response time should a child dart in front of their vehicle.

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