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Speed limit signs in Quincy school zones differ

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy drivers may be getting mixed messages from speed limit signs in school zones.  The majority of school zone signs say to obey a lower speed limit from 7am until 4pm.  But on 24th street, signs say to follow the speed limit only when children are present.  Police Chief Rob Copley says both versions are technically correct, but he wants all signs to include the specific time for speed changes.

"The interpretation of the law when children are present locally is when they are literally at the sidewalk or street area and my concern is it's not the child that you see as a motorist in danger it's the one you don't see," Copley said.

Copley also reminds drivers it's illegal to talk on cell phones when driving through school zones.

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