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Highland works to lower speed limit

HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) -

The city of Highland is trying to lower the speed limit near Highland schools.

The discussion comes after two vehicles struck a Highland football player last month while he crossed the road near the middle school.

The speed limit along most of Highway 62/412 in Highland is 55 miles per hour.

The school zone speed limit is 25 miles per hour when the caution lights are flashing.

Those lights flash before and after school when children are present. 

Highland Police Chief Shane Russell said kids walk along the highway all the time, not just when the lights are flashing.

“They like to come down and go across the road to get refreshments from our local mini mart during football games or anytime,” Russell said. “There are kids everywhere out here.”

After vehicles hit the Highland student after school, the city put in a request to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to conduct a survey to help stop speeding along this road.

The department surveyed the area over several days last week.

The city now waits to see if the state will lower the speed limit in this area.

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