Speech to Text for Starkville mayor increases safety in town
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355-tips. the holidays are over which means students are returning to college and with increased people means increased safety concerns. starkville is emphasizing the importance of safe parking alongside streets. wtva's gracyn ashmore is live from starkville and talked with residents in the area. rebecca, starkville mayor lynn spruill released a statement reminding citizens of the proper parking regulations. saying the starkville police department will begin strictly monitoring the roads to ensure people are following the rules. the rules state on street parking is allowed unless the area is posted as "no parking." although, parking does have the following restrictions. one, you must park with traffic, avoiding parking against ongoing traffic. two, you cannot block driveways and within a reasonable distance to the curb. three, your car should not block the site of drivers entering or exiting streets. these are being enforced to ensure people living in these residential areas feel safe. a broader perspective "a lot of people don't realize that cars on the street do aide safety. you know they slow other cars down. so,i do think that people need to look at it from a broader perspective." i am emphasizing there are no new regulations for parking. starkville is just promising to monitor the roads stricter than before. if you have concerns or questions for the mayor, you can reach her at the phone number posted below. reporting in starkville, gracyn ashmore wtva 9 news. we