Cops are popping speeders in school zones left and right

United States
August 29, 2008 4:37pm CST
August 29, 2008 School is back in session and so is the radar gun. I live on this desolate road and I’ve never seen a cop even though the police station is just down the way. As soon as school started up again those cops were busy handing out tickets to speeders. Please slow down and respect the yellow sign or you’ll be respecting the black and white.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
The one time I am glad to see the boys in blue! I met a man in college whose son had been killed at the bus stop by a speeder. ( I think the guy was drunk too) That is a pain I would not want to live with.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Your blue tear says it all.
• United States
1 Sep 08
i hear ya.i live on a school street. funny thing,the biggest speeding offenders are the teachers at this particular school.i wish we had a cop sitting there when school gets out.
• United States
1 Sep 08
That's the truth! Some of them have to get to their second jobs.
• United States
30 Aug 08
Hi. its what happens when they have nothing better to do but a lot of kids have been hurt on school premisses but they still cant find nothing better to do lol
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• United States
1 Sep 08
Welcome to myLot. True, very true.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
So where have all the cops gone in you place during those times? Well, I'm glad to see cops actively doing their duties on the road. There are lots of undisciplined drivers out there and it really takes good law enforcers to discipline them. I love seeing cops watching the school zones against speeders. They really have to protect the crossing students from abusive speeders. I have always hated speeders doing their thing on the wrong roads, I don't understand why they have to speed up when there are lives that they are putting at risk. My husband never do that, he has always been careful with driving and I can't remember any single road accident he figured into since the day we acquired our first car. That was almost twenty-two years ago. I really thank God for it.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
I don't know where the cops are? We live in a tourist town so unless something is going on they are probably just sitting at the station.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Aug 08
It is rather dangerous with those children around. If those speeders do not slow down then some child is going to be hurt. Your school starts rather early. Ours used to start before Labor Day and then, well too late for my sons who are already on their own, the school started after Labor Day. So before we could not go for a labor day weekend because we had to go with the boys to school to get their stuff. Maybe you should talk to your school board about changing the first day of school.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
Actually we home school our little sponges, but I've noticed an increase in police awareness since public school started up again.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Aug 08
good for them, that's what they should be doing. that's what they are getting paid for. anybody speeding in a school zone is a moron in my opinion.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
And a few bucks poorer too.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Well, that is a good thing... cops should really prioritize handing out tickets to speeders near the school zone... in the past... i was able to witness a student getting hit because the stupid driver did not bother to slow down while kids were crossing the street... good thing when the cops started hanging out near the school... motorists became more careful...
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Thats great that the cops are looking out for the school children,people need to be ticketed if they are speeding in a school zone.You have a great night.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I wish more people would respect the yellow signs even when our children are not in school, as it is good practice.
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@abhichin (159)
• India
30 Aug 08
Yes, that's the way cops can curb the accidents by grabbing and teaching students to follow rules..
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Yeah I know my friend school is back in session and the cops are out like crazy as they are trying to protect the safety of the school children especially since most people will speed through school zones during the summer,and they need to learn that school zones are school zones no matter what time of year it is,and maybe when a bunch of motorists get speeding tickets than it will teach others to slow down and respect the school zones and school buses.
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Aug 08
Hi Gitfiddleplayer, There are so many children near to schools that people should slow down or not even use there cars at all. I always walk to school with my son but what annoys me are the parents (ok some have to as they live a distance away fine) who drive their children to school and just stop in the entrance or on double yellows and bends making it very difficult to cross or for other traffic to safely see or block drives, they don't seem to be able to walk more that a few yards. We do have a policeman now patrolling to make sure they don't. Yes well said, respect the speed and you'll avoid the black and whites. Ellie :D
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Those areas are speed traps as you can easily speed over the limit.
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@shell1986 (405)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Exactly!! When I was in high school it was cop heaven. They used to hang out on the back roads where everyone used to speed. Some guys got in some serious trouble a few years ago when they were drag racing and blew up one of the cars' engines. So yeah so it down and no racing!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Aug 08
School isn't in session here yet but I hear the same thing....they have already started to make sure there is no speeding by the high school which is out in the edge of town.....
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 08
gitfiddleplayer good for them where you live. here in Californoia the police do not watch around the schools close enought and there have been a number of crossing guards hit and injured by idiot drivers who just could not wait a few minutes. They were prosecuted after the fact. I am just glad I am no longer a parent with small kids to worry about in crossing the streets near the schools. I feel for the kids and their parents as school should not be a dangerous place to cross the street for the kids. shame on our Ca cops they are not watchful enough.
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