Death of schoolchild leads to controversy but little change

A 12-year-old boy was killed crossing a busy, high-speed street in front of his school in Springfield, MO. In the month following the child's death, there has been much discussion and some changes on the street where the boy was killed. But the situation at other schools across Springfield is little changed.

Today's Springfield News-Leader has an article detailing the situation.

MoBikeFed has supported legislation creating a statewide, uniform 20 MPH speed limit in school zones.

The speed limit on the street where the 12-year-old was killed, which is immediately adjacent to the school and used by a number of middle schoolers every day, was 45 miles per hour.