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Speed limit concerns

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The Kennewick School District is concerned about a high speed limit outside a local school.  A car accident Wednesday morning outside Southridge High School sent two people to the hospital and re ignited the discussion about the issue.

The forty-five mile per hour speed limit is higher than those near most high schools in the area.  The City of Kennewick says that speed limits are set by the flow of traffic.   Reduced speed zones for class hours are only for elementary and middle schools.  With more cars on the road as the area is expanding with development, the school district is voicing their concerns and hopes for a speed limit change.   

"There's definitely been a lot of development a lot of growth and so as more and more traffic is running down that road a higher speed limit is more and more concerning to us," says Lorraine Cooper, Kennewick School District.