Speeding in a School Zone | Traffic Lawyer | Burlington NC

Speeding in a School Zone

Communities are allowed to lower speed limits on roads adjacent to or near public, private, or parochial schools. In order for the school zone limit to be enforceable there must be notice to the driver through signage designating both the area in the school zone and the lower speed limit, the sign must also indicate the days and times in which the lower speed limit is being enforced. The sign must have an electronic flasher to indicate when the lower limit is in force and may only be enforced on days when school is in session. In any event, no school zone speed limit can be set to lower than 20 miles per hour. If you are convicted of Speeding in a School Zone in North Carolina, you are not eligible for insurance waivers. You will be assessed 1 insurance point for the school zone and points for the speed. However, many times there are certain judges who are willing to allow the driver to earn relief, if available, to avoid the drastic increase in insurance premiums. Contact an attorney at the Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law today to determine if there is anything that can be done to prevent you paying thousands of dollars per year extra in insurance costs because you forgot that school was in session.