Do you know what the speed limit is in a school zone? If you know the answer, do you operate your vehicle at the speed limit or do you cheat a little bit? If you have never paid much attention to or seen posted warning signs, then you should know that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 MPH during school hours, and 30 MPH when school is not in session.
You’re probably thinking “Well, no one goes 15 MPH in a school zone!” Well, they should… and so should you… because the results can be damaging, and not just to your wallet.
The ticket for speeding in a school zone while school is in session is more than $300! Depending on whether you have a junior license or a senior license, you could end up with a six day license suspension! You will also get six points added to your license and if suspended, you will have to pay a $100.00 fee to the state for three years.
Most importantly, however, if you break this law, a child’s life could be at risk. So, be careful! Keep your speed down to 15 MPH in a school zone, become aware of the signs posted on the side of the road, and remember the speed limit for the Village of Pawling and most town roads is 30 MPH.