CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NewsChannel 36 joined the York County Sheriff's Department patrolling school zones on the county's first day of school.
It's part of a new series called "Street of Speed" where our WCNC crews will go to school zones where speeders are a common problem.
"Everyone's in a hurry, and they don't use good time-management skills," said Deputy Jon Osborne of the York County Sheriff's Department.
Wednesday morning cars were consistently traveling 5-10 miles above the 35 mph school zone speed limit on Highway 5 in front of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.
Osborne pulled over one man driving 51 mph. The man said he had just dropped off his child.
NewsChannel 36 used its own radar gun to monitor the speeds of drivers in front of York Comprehensive High School. Three York police officers were posted in their cruisers in the middle lane of the road. Generally, the drivers were obeying the posted speed limit.
"We want everyone to see the officers and to slow down," said Osborne.