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NU Encourages Safe Driving

This week (The week of March 26th) will be safe driving awareness week at Nevada Union High School. Nevada Union Senior Carly Pruett is organizing the project as her senior project and says there have been 2 injury accidents in the last two years. She wants to remind parents, students and the community to slow down in the school zone and to pay attention. Pruett says it’s a shame students have to take such a risk just to get to school.

“So many kids are getting injured just on their way to school that they couldn’t even get there safe and I felt that it was kind of a real shame. It was such a risk.”

Carly and a group of students will be holding signs before and after school this week on Ridge road near the high school reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to their driving. Student Resource Officer Jim Amaral with the Grass Valley Police Department says extra enforcement of speeding, texting and other traffic violations will be enforced during the week and will continue beyond traffic safety awareness week.

“Then we’re going to follow that up with some additional enforcement in the weeks to come to see if these drivers are exhibiting safe driving.”

Officer Amaral says the traffic congestion around Nevada Union High School is dangerous and the administration is considering long terms plans of restructuring traffic flow around the school for safety.

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