Slow Down In Low Speed Zones

Posted on February 17, 2015 by - Also by this author

A “low speed zone” is an area where speeds may be temporarily reduced during certain times or situations such as a school zone during school hours or a construction area on a local street. Driving too fast can place pedestrians or construction workers at risk.


While a school zone is clearly defined, a school bus parked to load students should be treated just the same as a school zone. The likelihood of a student darting into traffic to catch the bus can be just as hazardous.
 
School zones say, “When Children Are Present” and this phrase has been legally challenged as to whether it means when you visually see children or when school is in session. For safety purposes, school zones should always be treated as if children are present since many activities take place on school campuses outside of normal school hours.

Construction zones present many hazards including workers not paying attention and stepping into traffic lanes unexpectedly, to moving construction equipment accidentally backed up into traffic. Be very careful when in these zones. EXPECT that whatever can happen will.

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