Speed Reduction Signs in the Hands of Students

Kids voting at Maple Dale, Stormonth and Bayside to pick their top 10.

The future of the Bayside speed reduction signs are now in the hands of kids. All 116 signs are on a tour through Maple Dale Middle School, Stormonth Elementry and Bayside Middle School where students are judging the most creative and attractive signs.

On Tuesday, kids at Maple Dale gave the signs their careful eye and students were asked to choose their top 10 favorites. While every student looks for different things in these signs, they all agree that slowing down is important because people can get hurt.

"I would slow down. You have to act like you're the person that's about to get it," Daylen Fisher said.

The kid-designed, "emotionally intelligent" street signs are part of a multifaceted approach to create safer streets by making motorists more alert to the need to slow for pedestrians and bicyclists.

"It's a school zone, so a lot of people are crossing. It's important to slow down," Gillian Humphrey said.

Some students say they're judging the best signs based on colors and creativity.

"It's something that makes sense, to slow down and is funny and colorful," Aslynn Orozco said.

Bayside Middle School students already cast their votes on Monday, and the signs will make their final stop at Stormonth on Wednesday.


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