FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT:  In order to make sure that drivers recognize the importance of obeying the school zone speed limits, Texas has imposed increased fines and court costs on drivers caught speeding in school zones.

NO CELL PHONES IN A SCHOOL ZONE:  Here are the specifics. Texas school zone law, HB 347, prevents using a cell phone when driving through an active school crossing zone. This includes property of a public elementary, middle, or junior high school for which a local authority has designated a school crossing zone.

As our kids get back to class for the 2021-22 school year. Now would be a good time to revisit the School Zone traffic law and how much a citation will cost you if you are ticketed in a School Zone.

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HOW MUCH WILL A SCHOOL ZONE TICKET COST ME?

If you get caught speeding in a school zone, you will be fined $305 if you are speeding from 1-20 MPH over the speed limit.  If you are caught speeding going over 20 MPH of the posted school zone speed limit, you will be fined $305 + $3 for each additional mile.

If you are ticketed using a wireless communication device in a school zone you will be fined $330.00

If you fail to stop for a school bus you will be fined the amount of $810.00

Note: Moving violations, seatbelt violations, parking violations, and driver's license violations in a school zone will also have a $25 fee added to the cost.

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