SJ mayor asks parents to drive safely

September 3, 2009 1:10:17 PM PDT
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed issued a warning to parents to put down their cell phones and pay attention around school zones.

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The mayor appeared at Cureton Elementary School. He asked parents not to speed, double park or let kids out in the middle of the road and he asked the students for their help.

"When your mom and dad or your brother and sister are bringing you to school are acting a little crazy in the car just tell them to chill out ,calm down, slow down, don't be crazy," Reed said.

To help enforce the laws, the city has added four new parking and traffic officers. They also unveiled a new plug-in Prius, which will be used to help officers promote compliance with an electronic speed display sign.

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