We all know how dangerous driving can be. There's everything you have to pay attention to like lights, signs, etc. There are laws of the road that must be followed. There are distracted drivers you have to keep an eye out for.

Then there are pedestrians that we always need to be watching out for. These can be the most dangerous thing to keep an eye on. How many times have you been driving along and someone on a bike darts out in front of you from an alley and you have to slam on your brakes?

It seems in the past year though, we've heard more about kids getting hit as they go into and out of school just trying to get to their ride. I can remember for sure one that happened at Bivins Elementary last year, and now we have another one to add to the board.

A student at Randall Junior High was hit by a car Tuesday morning while attempting to cross the crosswalk at school. It was a high school student that was behind the wheel. We don't know a whole lot about the particulars of what caused the student to be hit or whether or not the student driving was distracted, speeding, etc.

What we do know is this. Slow speeds are posted for a reason around schools around the times school is in session for a reason. I know 20 mph seems like a turtle pace, but that's because, at 20 mph, you can stop on a dime if you need to. It's designed to avoid things like this from happening anywhere near a school and high-traffic area like that for kids.

Please obey those speed limits. Please keep your eyes up and on the road. I have two kids right now that have to cross streets to get to the car at pick-up, I don't want my kids, or any others, having to go through this anymore.

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