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CAPTION ONLY: A SIGN OF REMEMBRANCE

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Harry S. Truman Elementary students watch as Salt Lake County traffic operations worker Dennis Wiechert installs one of several speed-limit signs in a school zone along 4700 South Tuesday. The students' classmate, 9-year-old Shannon Kinder, was killed Thursday morning while walking in a crosswalk on her way to school. Neighbors wanted the signs, flashing signals and even a pedestrian overpass to improve traffic problems children face while crossing the four-lane highway when going to and from the school at 4639 S. 3200 West. A proposed state traffic regulation prohibits flashing lights near an intersection with a semaphore, but a group of traffic and law enforcement officials scheduled a Wednesday afternoon meeting to discuss additional remedies. The new signs may help slow the traffic during school hours, said Russ Willardson, West Valley City's Public Works Director, but he said the semaphore at the intersection of 4700 South and 3200 West provides the best safety mechanism for pedestrians.