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A truck travels through a bus stop outside the child development center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2017.  Once the newly renovated west gate opens, Laughlin’s main street will transition from Liberty Drive to three streets at Mitchell Boulevard, Laughlin Drive and Arnold Boulevard, where speeding becomes more of a hazard for children waiting at bus stops, joggers, the child development center and base parks. Wing safety, security forces reminds Laughlin of speeding issues
On a bright and sunny day, with dry, level pavement and really good brakes, it would take more than 100 feet to bring a vehicle traveling 30 mph to a complete stop. However, the reaction time exponentially decreases the faster one drives. A mere five miles over the limit can cause a driver to take more than 150 feet to stop, meaning every second matters.
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