SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said the speed limit around parks and libraries is lower now that the Spokane school year ended for summer vacation.
The speed limit was reduced to 20 miles per hour at Cannon, Chief Gary, Mission, Shadle, and Lincoln Parks to accommodate children who may not be as focused or alert in the excitement of summer vacation. Many signs have been changed to 20MPH. The normal black and white signs have an orange diamond on top to remind drivers of the change.
School zone signs marked "When Children Are Present" are in affect when a single child is within a school zone or on a sidewalk. Drivers must slow to 20 miles per hour in that case. These signs are in effect through the summer months along with the school year.