School’s coming back and so are 15 mph zones |

School’s coming back and so are 15 mph zones

Staff report

The lead-footed driving days of summer will be over in a number of Carson City neighborhoods when most schools start back up on Monday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Schuette said extra patrols will be on hand during the mornings and afternoons in the school zones surrounding the city’s 10 schools.

“There will be an increase in enforcement in those zones,” he said.

Penalties for speeding in a school zone are a fine of $142 for speeds 1 to 15 mph over the limit and $187 for speeds 16 mph or more over the speed limit.

In certain zones, such as Fremont Elementary between Little Lane and Cardinal Way, the 15 mph speed limit is only enforced when the amber lights of the signs are flashing. Yet, in the school zones surrounding Carson Middle School and Bordewich Bray, some signs read “15 mph between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.” Other signs read “15 mph 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.”

Sheriff Ken Furlong said drivers should become familiar with the school zone they frequent.

“Saliman has a lot of kids that cross the street back and forth. If you don’t want to be delayed by the reduced zones or kids crossing the streets, select alternative routes,” he said. “While we are talking about school zones, buses are dropping kids off all over town and you may have to reduce your speeds then also.”

Furlong also said parents should talk to their children about riding their bicycles to school.

“They should give them specific safety instructions to walk those bicycles across the streets and to not assume that drivers see them,” he said.

Carson City school zones

Bordewich-Bray Elementary, 110 Thompson St.

On King Street from Ormsby Boulevard to Minnesota Street

On Thompson Street from 404 Thompson St. to King Street

Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd.

On Saliman Road from William Street to Robinson Street

Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St.

On Richmond Avenue from Telegraph Street to King Street

On King Street from Ormsby Boulevard to Minnesota Street

Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.

On East Fifth Street from Cambridge Court to between Riparian Way and Parkhill Drive

On Fairview Drive just south of Butti Way to Walker Drive

Empire Elementary, 1260 Monte Rosa Dr.

On Stanton Drive from Woodside to Monte Rosa Drive

On Monte Rosa Drive from 1314 Monte Rosa to 1005 Monte Rosa

On Siskiyou Drive from Gordonia Drive to Stanton Drive

Off of Gordonia Drive for about half a block onto La Loma, Cascade and Glacier drives

Fremont Elementary, 1511 Fire Box Road

On Saliman Road from Little Lane to Cardinal Way

Fritsch Elementary, 504 Bath St.

On Mountain Street from Winnie Lane to Bath Street

On Bath Street from Division Street to Mountain Street

Mark Twain Elementary, 2111 Carriage Crest Drive

On Carriage Crest Drive from Hamilton Avenue to Spooner Drive

Opportunity/Pioneer High, 202 E. Corbett St.

On John Street from Johnson Street to Corbett Street

On Corbett Street from 404 Corbett Street to 110 Corbett Street

On Fall Street from Rice Street to Adams Street

On Park Street from 408 Park Street to 151 Park Street

Seeliger Elementary, 2800 S. Saliman Road

On Saliman Road just north of Shady Oak Drive to Sonoma Street

St. Teresa Elementary School, 567 S. Richmond Ave.

On Richmond Avenue from Fourth Street to 576 Richmond Avenue

On Fifth Street from Mary Street to Richmond Avenue

• Carson Montessori School, 2263 Mouton Drive, Bethlehem Lutheran School, 1837 N. Mountain St. and Silver State Charter High School, 3719 N. Carson St., do not have school zones but drivers are cautioned that students will be present during school hours.