School Zones Reopen in North Central Florida
Published August 19th, 2013
ALACHUA COUNTY- There are more than one hundred public elementary middle and high schools in North Central Florida.
That's at least 100 areas that law enforcement officers are encouraging drivers to keep an eye out for.
In the name of learning drivers should also be aware of the penalties for violating road rules around school zones and school buses.
Failing to stop for a school bus runs a penalty of $259.
Passing a school bus with a stop sign deployed? as much as $359
Running a red light will still cost you $252
And that's before the doubling.
Gainesville Police Department Spokesperson, Ben Tobias says, "Normally a ticket that may cost you $200 will cost you almost $400 for speeding in a school zone, everything is very well marked and it's not about money because we don't even get but a very small percentage as a department of that money."
Last school year GPD issued 512 citations for speeding in a school zone.
The fines range due to speed, but the average fine is $294.
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