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Salt Lake City Compliance Encourages Reduced Speeds as SLCSD Students return to classrooms

SALT LAKE CITY —  As Salt Lake City School District begins its gradual shift to in-person classes this week, Salt Lake City encourages drivers to slow down when driving near and through school zones; especially during peak hours when students are walking to and from school. 

“We just want to remind drivers that students are now attending schools in Salt Lake City, and to look out for traffic control devices that indicate a reduced speed,” said Jorge Chamorro, Salt Lake City’s Compliance Director. “Our crossing guards are helping children cross the street, please slow down when approaching crosswalks.” 

Salt Lake City School District’s kindergarten and first grade students returned to in-person classes on Jan. 25. Additional school grades will be added each week. This is the first time since March 2020 that Salt Lake City School District will offer in-person learning.

With the start of in-person learning, the Compliance Division also is looking to hire additional school crossing guards. To learn more and apply for a school crossing guard position visit Salt Lake City’s job board here

Speeding through a reduced school zone is considered a Class C misdemeanor and can result in a fine ranging from $50 to $525. To learn about Utah’s state laws when driving through school zones visit: https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title41/Chapter6A/41-6a-S604.html?v=C41-6a-S604_1800010118000101

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