Re: School Zone Speed Violation
Yeah, you're pretty much out of luck:
Quoting john spies
Basically they don't have to put up signs for what hours, nor do they have to have operating flashing lights. If there's kids outside, the speed limit is 20. You could try to make the argument that you couldn't see the kids, but I doubt it would fly. Generally if it's during the school day I assume that I need to go 20 to be safe.
(1)(a) Twenty miles per hour in school zones during school recess and while children are going to or leaving school during the opening or closing hours, and when twenty miles per hour school speed limit signs are erected
; except that, on controlled-access highways and expressways, if the right-of-way line fence has been erected without pedestrian opening, the speed shall be governed by division (B)(4) of this section and on freeways, if the right-of-way line fence has been erected without pedestrian opening, the speed shall be governed by divisions (B)(9) and (10) of this section. The end of every school zone may be marked by a sign indicating the end of the zone. Nothing in this section or in the manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic control devices shall be construed to require school zones to be indicated by signs equipped with flashing or other lights, or giving other special notice of the hours in which the school zone speed limit is in effect
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