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Old 08-27-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This afternoon I was passed by an idiot doing 45 MPH through a 20 MPH school zone talking on her cell phone (Heck, the usual speed limit is 35 along that road; but this is San Antonio! ). Anyhow, I have seen numerous people doing the same all week, for some reason even flashing lights isn't enough for people to realize what's going on.

Please remind everyone you know that school is back in session, and that school zones are now "active." That includes the ones that don't have flashing lights, they still have signs indicating the times the zone is active. Either way, people have to start slowing down!!

And yes, I did pull up next to her at the stop light, and told her she just blew threw a school zone at over twice the speed limit. All I got back was a dumb stare, but it seemed appropriate...

Thanks for your support!

Cheers! M2
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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It's like the boy who cried wolf applies to school zones. People saw that the school zone lights were blinking, slowed down then realized the lights are on and school is out, then the lights are back on and they think there's still no school start yet. Can't they tell? Students are walking down the sidewalk with uniforms and/or backpacks and/or textbooks.
The motorcycle patrol is coming out to the zones and they make a good point of hiding a little bit behind a bush. Wish that lady got a ticket. It's funny, they act oblivious when they pull over. I love that show Speeders!
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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We had a BCSD car sitting in plain sight in the median of a school zone yesterday in Westcreek yesterday, but that didn't stop this woman in an F-150 from blowing through it. She was coming up behind me in the other lane going at least 35 - 40 MPH and I was watching the whole thing thinking for sure she was going to be nailed, but the deputy didn't do jack and didn't even have his radar on (I have a radar detector). I was seriously wanting her to get nailed too.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Sometimes they sit out there as a reminder for the first while. Not all the SD cars have radar.

I saw one get lit up today. Looks like it's ticket time. Go-go gadget badge and a gun!
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I know I could probably get my head blown off, but I honk at people flying through school zones.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I know I could probably get my head blown off, but I honk at people flying through school zones.
It's ok;I do it too. I guess we're living life on the edge!
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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And, as of 9/1, talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device will be illegal; however, until the zone has a sign stating that rule, offenders will not be ticketed.

I just wish that people realize that school zones include the actual driveway where you pick your children up. You would be amazed at how many near accidents there are SO close to children!!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I know I could probably get my head blown off, but I honk at people flying through school zones.
You just honk? Heck, I honk, yell, flash my lights, point my finger and do everything I can to draw attention to the morons. I figure they deserve the recognition!

I know the topic has been flogged to schnitzel status, but I am constantly amazed at how bad people drive here. We were just at the Walmart at Potranco and 1604, right by the garden center, and my wife and I watched a old lady driving west on Potranco swerve into the left lane and go the wrong way so she could turn into the outbound-only lane from the Walmart parking lot!

Then, to add gravy to it all, I see a parking spot but in a one-way lane so I go down the next lane to loop around to park there only to find the very same lady was driving the wrong way again to park in the spot. Of course since the spot is angled away from her, she blocked the lane until she could maneuver the tank she was driving into the spot. Of course she failed to do so properly, with her back wheel in the space next to her and the end of her car was blocking the track parked there.

Needless to say, I waited and gave her an earful about her dangerous driving; and much like the previous idiot flying through the school zone she didn't have a clue to what she did wrong! Honestly, I expect she is going to cause an accident one of these days soon, and I can only pray no one gets seriously injured or killed!
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Needless to say, I waited and gave her an earful about her dangerous driving; and much like the previous idiot flying through the school zone she didn't have a clue to what she did wrong! Honestly, I expect she is going to cause an accident one of these days soon, and I can only pray no one gets seriously injured or killed!
Sad part is, they usually never know why they are getting dirty looks or honked at, etc. They are oblivious to the world around them .

Back to school zones........ I haven't seen the school zone lights on in front of Taft. Has anyone else??
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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I know I could probably get my head blown off, but I honk at people flying through school zones.
So do I! I mean come on people. Slowing down through a school zone is going to add what? Maybe 15 seconds to your drive time?

People like to fly through that school zone on military heading from 151 to Lackland. I have given what-not to those active duty people who do that and I end up next to them at the light. I think they (and for what it's worth my husband is active duty so I'm not a hater) are often times the worst offenders through that particular area.
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