The need to slow down in a school zone should be obvious to any responsible driver. No one wants to see a child injured in a motor vehicle accident because of high speeds. However, tickets that are given for speed in a school zone are not always fair or correct. If you have been ticketed for this violation within a school zone and believe it to be in error, contact David Galison today for a free consultation.
Because of the need to protect children, fines for a speeding violation in a school zone are more significant than on other areas of the road. The following list outlines the average fine that corresponds with a school zone speeding citation.
- Less than 10 MPH over limit – fine of $60-$200
- Between 10 and 30 MPH over limit – fine of $120-$400 and up to 15 days in jail
- More than 30 MPH over limit – fine of $240-$800, and up to 30 days in jail
The punishments for each specific case will vary, but will always be more severe when the violation occurs in a school zone. You may have a legitimate argument against your citation if, for instance, the school zone was not well marked and you were unaware of the speed change.
Call our office today at 516-242-4477 for a free consultation and to discuss the next step in your defense. We look forward to helping you fight this ticket.