Speeding in a School Zone


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You might have been distracted and missed seeing the school, or the signage announcing a school zone, until it was too late. So you drove too quickly through a school zone and the next thing you knew, you could see police lights in your rearview mirror.

Speeding is the most common moving violation in Pennsylvania. But a speeding ticket – or two or three – can lead to escalating difficulties like points on your driving record, costly fines, rising insurance premiums and even suspension of your driver’s license. A Philadelphia attorney can help you minimize or avoid these problems.

What You Need To Know About Speeding In A School Zone

In Pennsylvania, school zone speed limits are always 15 MPH.

In an active school zone, you can be convicted of speeding if you are going as little as 1 MPH over the speed limit.

If you are convicted of driving 16 MPH or more in a school zone, you will receive 3 points. You will also have to pay fines/costs.

For a second conviction, you will also have a 60 day license suspension.

What To Do If The Police Pull You Over

  • Turn the ignition off but don’t get out of the car.
  • Don’t argue with the police officer or get angry.
  • Be polite.

How A Philadelphia Attorney Will Help

When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.

Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law

Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.

Questions? Contact us today.

Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.