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Times of the Sign

“School. Speed limit 25. 6:49-7:15 AM; 7:52-8:22 AM; 8:37-9:07 AM; 2:03-2:33 PM; 3:04-3:34 PM; 3:59-4:29 PM. School days only.” So read a sign in White Lake, Mich., on a road where the speed limit is normally 45 mph. “You practically have to come to a stop to read it,” said Greg Smith, who uses the road regularly and said he considered copying the list of times to a note on his dashboard. After the sign, which is located near an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, got attention from national media, authorities replaced it with a simpler one, setting the lower speed limit for the whole 6:49–9:07 and 2:03–4:29 periods. The previous sign had only been in place about one month. (AC/Oakland Press) ...Which just about gave everyone time to read it.
Original Publication Date: 26 February 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.
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