Vehicle Code Tip of The Day

Please use caution when driving in the area of schools.  Please pay special attention to speed limits at the beginning and end of school.  These special speed limits can be displayed on signs with specific times or through flashing school zone signs.  School zones are covered under PA Vehicle Code Section 3365 Special Speed Limitations. 


(b) School zones.–When passing through a school zone as defined and established under regulations of the department, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour. An official traffic-control device shall indicate the beginning and end of each school zone to traffic approaching in each direction. Establishment of a school zone, including its location and hours of operation, shall be approved by the department. 

(d) Penalty.– 

     (1) Any person violating any provision of this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay: 

                   (ii) For a violation of subsection (b)(School Zones), a fine of not more than $500 if the person exceeds the maximum speed limit by more than 11 miles per hour.