School Zone Speed Limit | What is the limit in a school zone?

School zone speed limit in most US stats is between 15 and 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. In fact, school zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children. And this speed limit also applies to ensure the safety of children in school zone area. Therefore, all drivers should make sure to drive slowly and carefully in the school zone. Because children may suddenly run into to the street.

Therefore, all drivers should not only aware of school zone traffic sign but they also must know that:

  • 15 – 25 miles per hour within school zapplies.
  • School zone applies within 500 feet from school grounds.
  • This speed limit will be applicable before, during and after school hours, when children are present in the school.

You may also face this question in your dmv test. It is an easy question but still some candidates fail to answer it correctly.

Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit in a school zone?

a.45 miles per hour unless otherwise postedNo
b.35 miles per hour unless otherwise postedNo
c. 25 miles per hour unless otherwise postedYes
d. 15 miles per hour unless otherwise postedNo
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In a school zone, the speed limit is between 15 and 25 mph (25 and 40 km/h). If different speed limit is posted there, then you should follow that posted speed limit.

School zone speed limit is often, but not always, only applicable when school is in session. It will also be effective when children will be present in the school for studies or any other activity. Therefore, always  be ucareful while driving in a school zone area.

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