New Spring-Ford Video Emphasizes School Zone Safety
ROYERSFORD PA – A video (above) posted Friday (Oct. 23, 2020) to YouTube by Ram Country TV, the Spring-Ford Area School District‘s media outlet, warns local drivers that just because schools may not be in “normal” operation due to the coronavirus pandemic it’s no reason to ignore either common sense or traffic safety laws.
Titled “Spring-Ford School Zone Safety,” the fictional 4-1/2-minute video was made with the help of the Limerick, Royersford, Upper Providence, Spring City, and school district police departments. It in part shows district Ofc. Robert Greenwood telling a driver she was speeding in a 15-miles-per-hour school zone. “Kids are like, virtual, so I don’t think it matters,” she responds.
That opening lets Greenwood, a former Lower Pottsgrove Police Department sergeant, explain why it matters very much. “Even if you don’t see children or buses, you still have to obey that 15-mile-an-hour law,” he notes. He also warns the driver-actress to avoid being distracted by music through headphones, cell phone conversations, or eating breakfast while driving.
She isn’t let off the hook. Officers from all departments deliver several tickets, and then the driver also gets a reminder about school bus safety.
The video was promptly distributed across several Facebook group pages, with its message generally praised by viewers. As of Monday (Oct. 26, 2020) at 6 a.m. the video had been seen more than 530 times.
Photo still and video from Ram Country TV via YouTube