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Old 07-08-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I was driving past a church/school today and noticed they had their electronic speed sign activated and fully lit as I approached the "school zone."

Does anyone know if the 25MPH rule is in effect during summer vacation?

Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Why not just play it safe and stick to 25mph during normal school hours?
FWIW I think they are always active.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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I though it was only during school hours. Who know what that means during the summer though, could be summer school or some other activities that are like the school is open for business, including a very expensive speeding ticket.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Yup, lots of summer rec and day camp happenings at the schools.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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In NY state I am pretty sure that the school zone speed limit is 24/7/365. Schools often run camps and other off-school-hour activities.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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In NY state I am pretty sure that the school zone speed limit is 24/7/365. Schools often run camps and other off-school-hour activities.
IANAL but I am pretty sure it is 24/7/365 unless posted otherwise. We have some school zones that do not specify, and we have some around here that say 8am-6pm or something.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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Speed limits in school zones are in effect from 7 am until 6 pm on the days school is in session. (That refers to the school where the sign is located.) That's how it's specified in the NYS VTL.

If there is summer school at a particular school, that local school speed limit is in effect. By the way, school speed limits will vary and can go as low as 15 mph (but can't go any lower.) It all depends on the normal speed limit on the roadway in question, as well as other factors (age of kids, visibility, politics, etc.).

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Hell,the 20 MPH speed limit in front of the building I work at in Huntington must mean that is the minimum speed as people drive by usually at 50 mph.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:34 PM
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Speed limits in school zones are in effect from 7 am until 6 pm on the days school is in session. (That refers to the school where the sign is located.) That's how it's specified in the NYS VTL.

If there is summer school at a particular school, that local school speed limit is in effect. By the way, school speed limits will vary and can go as low as 15 mph (but can't go any lower.) It all depends on the normal speed limit on the roadway in question, as well as other factors (age of kids, visibility, politics, etc.).
Thanks for this .. valuable information .. but at times it's hard to determine if school is in session .. I drive by a middle school at 7:30 am M-F .. at times in summer the sign is flashing 15 MPH but there is virtually nobody at the school. I always slow down to 15 MPH to be safe, but at times the person behind me will pass me on the left (crossing double yellow).
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Thanks for this .. valuable information .. but at times it's hard to determine if school is in session .. I drive by a middle school at 7:30 am M-F .. at times in summer the sign is flashing 15 MPH but there is virtually nobody at the school. I always slow down to 15 MPH to be safe, but at times the person behind me will pass me on the left (crossing double yellow).
Let them, you'll be the one cruising past them being pulled over
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