It’s Back To School Time – Here Are The Fines You’ll Pay If You Break The Law In School Zones
The students of the Socorro Independent School District have been back at school for a few weeks, and today marks the beginning of the school year for the rest of the El Paso area school districts. That means kids will be on the streets, walking or biking to school. School zones are now in effect, and so are the fines associated with breaking the law in those zones.
El Paso Police will be heavily patrolling school zones for the first few weeks of the school year. They want to remind you to watch out not only for school zone signs that have flashing lights on them, but also for the signs that don’t have lights, but do have the hours they are in effect listed on them.
You also need to be aware of the laws regarding school buses. If you see a school bus with a stop sign sticking out on the drivers side, you are required to stop behind the bus, and not pass the bus until the stop sign has been retracted.
So, let’s say you are in a really big hurry and you break the law in a school zone – what kind of fines can you expect? Here’s a couple of fines you might run into. There are a number of other moving violations you could be looking at if you get all cray in a school zone, so just remember to watch out for the kiddies and drive safely!
Pass in School Zone- $210.
Speeding in School Zone – $285.
Failure to Yield Right Of Way – $210
Disobeying School Crossing Guard – $170
Texting or Talking on a Cell Phone In A School Zone – $116