Greenville police emphasize the importance of school zone speed limits

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It’s hard to believe the school year is back.

Students have had the summer off and so have school zone speed limits.

Those will go into effect today.

In most cases, the speed limit is 35mph during normal times, but starting Monday morning, that speed will decrease to 25mph.

The zones specifically in Greenville are labeled with bold paint on the road, yellow flashing lights, and large road signs.

Last year alone in Greenville, hundreds of citations were handed out for offenders.

One officer said as soon as he’s done writing one citation he immediately starts another one.

“It seems to be a large problem, there’s no shortage of people speeding through the school zones, in excess of 50mph which it just looks normal sometimes,” said Greenville Police Department Officer A.S. Lemon.

Greenville police said it is important to know the area you’re driving to work or class and remember the time school zones go into effect.

This could save lives and save you a lot of money.

If drivers are caught speeding, they can expect a hefty $438 fine.
 

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