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New change in Waterloo after child hit by car

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Changes in Waterloo after a child is hit by a car. 

At tonight's Waterloo city council meeting, they may approve adding a speed bump near a school to keep kids safe.

It's expected they'll approve adding a speed bump out in front of Highland Elementary.

This all comes after parents voiced their concerns when an eight-year-old girl was hit while riding her bike near the school.

The city says right now the speed limit is 25 mph, but many drivers are going 33 mph in the area. 

They're hoping the speed bump will slow down traffic. 

Parents petitioned for more flashing school zone signs, but tonight, the city is just discussing a speed bump. 

The addition is expected to cost around 550 dollars. The money would come from the road use tax.

Right now, the only signs posted on Idaho street in front of the school are yellow crosswalk signs. 

There's also a crosswalk stoplight.
 

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