15: Tougher School Zone Traffic Laws
Part of the reason that drivers still fly through the school zones is that the rules are paltry at best. The penalties don’t do anything to discourage this type of reckless behavior and as such people just keep doing it. The 25 mph speed limit is sort of the standard-bearer when it comes to school zone safety. But, some neighborhoods have reduced that speed down to 10-15 mph to ensure safety. Sadly most drivers don’t follow the posted speed limits and the students are the ones who potentially suffer.
It’s time that drivers start to act right and stop driving erratically in school zones. There are so many stories of this happening and yet we see more and more of it every day. Changes can be made but it takes drivers and residents to work together on a solution. Without that, you are going to continue to have speeders in every neighborhood.