Titusville Police Department Working Focused Citywide School Zone Speed Enforcement Details
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2018
Officers are highly visible, issuing noncompliant motorists warnings and citations
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville Police Department is working focused citywide speed enforcement details in school zones.
“Officers are highly visible and issuing noncompliant motorists warnings and citations,” said TPD on social media. “Motorist, slow down and watch for children, drive safe Titusville.”
Fines are doubled for speeding in a construction or school zone. Get caught speeding more than 30 mph over the speed limit in a school or construction zone and the fine is $555.50.
Around Florida schools the speed limit is 20 mph. Special speed limit signs are posted around schools to alert you as you enter the zone. These signs have flashing lights to tell you when the lower speed limit is in effect.
And there is a sign to indicate when you have left the school zone. The reasons for low-speed limits when school children are present are obvious. Kids will be crossing the street on foot and on their bicycles. There will be extra heavy traffic of parents picking up their kids.
In addition, there will be school buses entering or exiting the school. Pay special attention when school buses are present. When a school bus stops you must stop. Never pass a school bus that is loading or unloading children. Passing a stopped school bus is a 4 point infraction and is very dangerous.
The primary reason that drivers break these rules is lack of attention. If you have ever driven 5 blocks and can’t remember it you know what we mean. Daydreaming, listening to music, or talking on your cell phone are a few examples of activities that distract you from driving.
Keep your focus on driving and make other activities secondary and you will notice that flashing speed limit sign, the stopped school bus, or the construction ahead sign, all designed to tell you to slow down or pay attention.
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