Traffic: School speed limit's obvious
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:59 PM
Jessie Stensland's article in Saturday's News-Times regarding school zone speeds was excellent. Thanks to the reporter and the explanation by Chief Almon, there should be no doubt about the speeds and the times involved.
The ticketed speeder in this article made a blank statement that, "nobody realizes that its 20 miles per hour."
I beg your pardon, myself and all the people I know have known for years that the speed limit in school zones is 20 miles per hour. And if you went to school, you will remember that you were in a school zone from the time you said "present" in the morning until you were dismissed in the afternoon.
If the truth were known, the citing officer probably lowered the citation speed by 8 to 10 mph. To give the culprit a break. Thanks to Chief Almon for his analogy of the 15 second time differential. I definitely agree that saving 15 seconds is not worth killing, maiming, or even scratching one of our school children.
Carl R. Gotcher