Do I Have to Follow ‘School Zone’ Laws In The Summer?
While some schools in the Tri-States have already started their summer vacation, Quincy Public Schools don't officially begin their summers until Friday. With school not in session for the summer, do Quincy drivers still need to slow down in school zones?
During school months, drivers are required to slow down to 20 MPH. But what about summer months? The answer isn't quite black and white.
According to illinois.drivinguniveristy.com, when summer school is in session, regular school zone rules apply and drivers are required to slow down. If you are pulled over in a school zone, fines can range from $150 to $300 and you are requested make a court appearance. The website also states that if you are speeding through a school zone and hit a person, you will be hit with a $25,000 fine and jail time.
However, for buildings that do not offer summer school, the restriction does not apply.
Restrictions or not, please take your time and drive cautiously this summer. With school out, there will be children out and about riding bikes, playing, skateboarding, and doing other outdoor activities. Do be on the lookout.