Authorities issue $170 tickets to school zone speeders

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 7:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--School zone speed limits are back in effect. The Spokane Police Department and Washington State Patrol said they plan to heavily patrol school zones in the next few weeks to remind people.

KREM 2’S Hayley Guenthner went on a ride along with Spokane police on Tuesday. Officers said they caught dozens of speeders. One driver was going 24 miles per hour over the speed limit. Officers said speeding around children is something they do not tolerate.

“I hate to say always but yes, 99% certain you'll get a ticket if you get pulled over in a school zone,” said Sgt. Tony Meyer.

Spokane police’s traffic unit will be keeping a close eye on school zones in the first few weeks of school, but they said that does not mean after time, you are free to speed.

Spokane police want to remind drivers that high schools have school zone hours all day, even if kids are not present.

The average ticket for speeding in a school zone is about $170.

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