Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fines Double in School Zone

Double may not be enough

This is a short school zone, right in front of the school only. It is crowded with kids on foot and on bikes, as well as other pedestrians, a few bicycle commuters, a lot of vehicular traffic. Limited or no sidewalks, either, with kids often walking in the bike lane or on the shoulder, depending.

I do not revel in the misfortune of others, including those who get traffic tickets, but perhaps this is a good lesson in slowing down when it should be very obvious that you ought to slow down. And pay attention. And put the cell phone down. And perhaps just leave the SUV home and walk or bike on this mild Arizona January morning, rather than speeding through a school zone full of kids, and receiving a doubled-fine ticket. Or worse.

There was in the recent past a kid who sometimes came to this school on a horse. That's more like it.



  1. Wouldn't tire spikes work better?

    1. Steve, I agree, they would be more functional, but I would be wracked with regret for doing it.

  2. It's pretty easy to avoid tire spikes on a bike. Motorists might, however, consider bollards at the start and end of the school zone to be a friendlier solution. The problem there is emergency and school bus access.


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