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Old 06-24-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Despite the fact that school is out for the summer, I still see a considerable number of flashing school zones out and about. I've already reported several of them to 3-1-1 so that they could turn them off. If a cop does happen to cite you for "speeding" in a school zone, is it enforceable since school is officially out? Anybody out there been cited for going regular speed in a school zone this summer?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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The sign sread" 20 miles per hour when flashing". I still slow down for them. A cop can give you a ticket because the sign does not say school zone. It's a speed zone. There is summer school in some schools. So I say until they are turned off, slow to 20 and save the hassle fighting it in court.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Summer school is in session. Article on when and why lights are flashing at all NEISD campuses is posted at Mind flashing school zones this summer | StoneOakInfo.com. Sounds like even if the school is not hosting summer school, students are being bussed to and from their regular campus to summer school.Pretty confident you would lose any argument for speeding in school zone...
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I saw on the news that the lights will likely continue to flash even after summer school is over so that we (drivers) remain aware of school zones.

I think they're just too lazy to figure out how/when to flip the switch that turns them off and on.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Taft HS had theirs turned off for a couple of weeks but this week they are back on again.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I saw on the news that the lights will likely continue to flash even after summer school is over so that we (drivers) remain aware of school zones.

I think they're just too lazy to figure out how/when to flip the switch that turns them off and on.
Unbelievable! The light flashing when school is out makes us less likely to be more aware when school is actually in. When I was much younger and icy conditions existed, smudge pots were placed on bridges to make the driver MUCH more vigilant. Now a sign is effected at the start of potential ice season and stays in view for the entire icing season. Most of us never see them since they are always out.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Taft HS had theirs turned off for a couple of weeks but this week they are back on again.
Does Taft have summer school going on? That may be why they were off for a while and then back on.

The location I was complaining about in another thread had theirs off today for the first time. It surprised me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm not going to risk a ticket to find out if they're valid, but fortunately the school zone lights at Clark HS have been off all week.

BTW, here's a link to the thread I created about it a couple weeks ago. It seems excessive to me to have the lights running in the summer, especially when the school seems deserted. Why not allow Darwinism weed out the few summer school students who don't know how to use crosswalks?
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