This has actually been a school zone since last year.  So we thought it would be a good time to revisit some of those school zone safety tips.

SLOW DOWN ON SAM HOUSTON DRIVE:

Just in case you haven't noticed or don't ever drive down Sam Houston during school rush hours. Brand new School Zones signs are popping up. The recently installed lights are a little shorter than usual and do not feature flashing lights.

NO FLASHING LIGHTS:

The newly designated posted school zone speed limit is 20 MPH and runs from just in front of the Children's Discovery Museum to just before the intersection of Sam Houston and Ben Wilson right in front of Liberty Academy. Liberty Academy is still the 'temporary home' for Stroman Middle School.

***You might want to share this post because without flashing lights some people might not notice this sign.***

I have reached out for more information and will keep you updated!

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HERE ARE THE POSTED SCHOOL ZONE TIMES:

7:30 A.M to 8:30 P.M

3:20 P.M to 4:20 P.M

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.

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

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