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When school is out, but the sign flashes near schools, do I have to slow to 35mph?

Amanda Greene
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If a school zone light is flashing, slow down, a sheriff's office spokesman says.

Now that school’s out for the summer, most of the school zone flashing lights should have been turned off, said Cpl. Jerry Brewer, public information officer for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The light on Carolina Beach Road in front of Codington Elementary School stays on because it’s a year-round school.

“So if there’s a flashing light, you should heed it,” he said. “You may think school is out, but the school may have a function or a special event so it’s best to slow down.”

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