School Zones on Holidays - Valid?

blazin

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A friend on FB has posted her disdain for people who slow down in flashing school zones on holidays or weeks of no school like this one.

Personally, I just slow down because its not worth the risk of getting a giant ticket and points from some cop who isnt rational. Ive gotten plenty of tickets for no reason and the best I always do is get the points dropped. They ALWAYS get my money.

Wondering what the general consensus is?
 

Norm Stansfield

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Nothing wrong with your thinking there. The cops probably love watching those zones whenever there are no children around.
 
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Well I have the name of my farm on the side of my truck so speeding through the center of town probably not the best idea.
 

whiskeyguy

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If the signs don't specify when the speed limit lowers and raises I have no issue with people who play it safe. In my area a lot of the signs say "when children are present", so I basically obey that speed limit during school hours/days and if it looks like a special event is going on... it's usually just 25 in a 35 for 2 blocks so it's not that inconvenient.

In Oregon I've seen signs that list specific times, such as "Between 8 AM and 5 PM on school days". Those are a little better because the ticket is less up to the cop's discretion (ex. with the signs from my area he could claim kids were present at 6 AM).

When in doubt, don't risk going to jail for vehicular manslaughter of a child.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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dont give the pigs and excuse to pull you over.
 

Stormrider666

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A friend on FB has posted her disdain for people who slow down in flashing school zones on holidays or weeks of no school like this one.

Personally, I just slow down because its not worth the risk of getting a giant ticket and points from some cop who isnt rational. Ive gotten plenty of tickets for no reason and the best I always do is get the points dropped. They ALWAYS get my money.

Wondering what the general consensus is?
If some one has to justify their speeding by saying "fuck it, there is no school at this time of year", they deserve the ticket they're going to get.
 

Ballbuster1

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Fuck that. There's a school at the end of the street here. If
they're off or I see no kids and cars outside the school I'll do
the normal speed limit. It's not my fault they're too lazy or cheap
to get timers to shut off the lights when school isn't in session.

Oh and I hate the assholes that put their 4 ways on in a school zone.
You're not a hazard and you're not disabled on the side of the road.
Turn those fucking things off. Assholes. Your turn signals don't work
with the 4 ways on so we'll never know if you plan to turn into the
school lot or a side street.
 
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Last speeding ticket I got was in 04 for going 81 in a 55. Plead down to 60 in a 55.
I barely ever go over limit now. School or not I'm doing whatever sign says.


It's amazing how tough people are within the comfort of their car. Everyone has something to say but they never follow through.
 

twiggy

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Most of the school signs around here have specific times listed on them. But like someone said before, even if the times arent listed its better to play it safe since its only for a block or two.
 

PDX909

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in our part of Oregon most of the new signs state the hours of the reduced speed limit as well, or will be mounted below two vertical amber lights, the reduced speed limit is enforced when these lamps are alternately flashing and it says that on the sign. So many people here claimed they were confused over what 'when children are present' meant that they made it dummy proof and it allowed local enforcement to successfully prosecute more tickets.
 

blazin

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thats how they are around here, the lights start flashing when the school zone is active.
 

Myhairygrundle

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A school zone speed limit is in effect regardless of if school is in session. Around here they still have band practice and some activities during breaks. Better safe than fined.
 

transit grinder

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My stupid post can be edited down and refurbished into "yeah, that" to the above thing about flashing lights meaning an active school zone.

If it's not active you're in everyone's way by going that slow.
 

afternoonquil

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They had one of those radar trailers by my old elementary school, I wore nothing but a cock ring and tried to see how many MPHs i could run (i heard they pick up on metal)

I'm posting from jail and everyone has their pockets inside out.