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Published April 01, 2010, 07:19 PM

Keeping Phoenix Elementary School Kids Safe When Walking To School

Walking around Phoenix Elementary School in Grand Forks may soon be safer for kids, thanks to a pedestrian safety task force.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Walking around Phoenix Elementary School in Grand Forks may soon be safer for kids, thanks to a pedestrian safety task force. The task force, which includes leaders from Safe Kids Grand Forks and the school, will be installing "your speed" radar signs near the school. It got a grant from Fed-Ex. Leaders say people drive fast near the school, and they want them to be more aware of it. The task force will be trying to educate parents and people who live nearby about driving safely in the school zone.

"Something that's unique that we're going to be trying to start at Phoenix is something called a 'walking school bus', which is a supervised group of kids walking to school," Patty Olsen of Safe Kids.

The signs should be installed this summer and be ready by the start of the next school year.

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