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Desert Hill Middle School Students "SAVE" Drivers

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--Students at Desert Hills Middle school were out trying to "save" drivers from speeding.

"SAVE" stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere. They stood out in the rain on 10th and Osborne street in Kennewick around 1:00pm this afternoon. Today's initiative involved students holding signs for drivers that read "Slow Down" and "Keep Kids Safe."

Students say the reaction was mixed.

"Some of 'em are ignoring it which is really not polite and some of them are actually paying attention and waving," said Bobbie-Jo and Christin, Desert Hill Middle School students.

One driver we spoke to said he applauds what these students are doing. He said the signs serve as a strong reminder to motorists who are in and around school zones.

Throughout the year, Desert Hills "SAVE" program uses different events to promote safety.