Know how School Zones Work

Important things to remember about school zones

  • The speed limit is 15 mph
  • The school zone speed limit is enforced from the first sign you see until you pass the crosswalk, then you may accelerate to the posted speed limit
  • Your front bumper may not pass another vehicle’s front bumper until you pass the crosswalk
  • You must stop for children crossing the street

In addition to these legally enforceable rules, you should also be very aware of your surroundings when driving near a school zone. Some children may dart out into traffic or in other ways attempt an unsafe crossing. Stay alert!