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Drones helping improve safety around Carson City schools

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Published: Sep. 30, 2019 at 12:51 PM PDT
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You may see drones flying over your child's school in Carson City over the next two and a half weeks.

It is part of an initiative to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in school zones.

Beginning, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Headway Transportation will use the drones to capture bird's eye footage during high-traffic times. The goal is to identify pinch-points and overall circulation around the schools.

Drones will be used at the following locations through October 16, 2019:

• Carson Middle School – October 1 (Afternoon) and October 2 (Morning)

• Empire Elementary School – October 4 (Afternoon) and October 8 (Morning)

• Fremont Elementary School – October 9 (Morning) and October 11 (Afternoon)

• Fritsch Elementary School – October 8 (Afternoon) and October 17 (Morning)

• Eagle Valley Middle School – October 10 (Morning) and October 9 (Afternoon)

• Seeliger Elementary School – October 10 (Afternoon) and October 11 (Morning)

• Bordewich Bray Elementary School – October 15 (Afternoon) and October 16 (Morning)

• Mark Twain Elementary School – October 15 (Morning) and October 16 (Afternoon)

The Carson City School District says the results from the studies will be incorporated into a master plan of future safety improvements and educational efforts aimed at making walking and biking to school safer.

The effort is focused on encouraging students to walk or bike to school.

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