Crackdown driving law comes back into effect today and automatically means mandatory court appearance and ‘hefty’ fine

Police have warned they will crack down on drivers caught speeding in school zones.

Officials in Sarasota, Fla., said offenders face hefty fines and risk a court appearance.

Police officers in Sarasota, Fla., have warned drivers who speed in school zones will be fined


Police officers in Sarasota, Fla., have warned drivers who speed in school zones will be finedPhoto credit: Getty

The action is consistent with children in the city, which is 60 miles from Tampa, returning to school today, August 10.

According to the Sarasota Police Department, motorists caught exceeding the speed limit by at least 50 km/h must appear in court.

In addition, they will be fined in the amount determined later.

Drivers caught exceeding the speed limit between 6 and 9 mph face a $156 fine.

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According to police, the fine is $406 for drivers who exceed the 15 to 19 mph speed limit.

Motorists who exceed the speed limit by 20 to 29 miles per hour face a $456 fine.

Police have warned motorists to drive slowly through school zones.

Transportation companies in Florida also crack down on undocumented drivers who hold out-of-state driver’s licenses.

driver-only licenses issued by the state of Connecticut, and Drive Delaware-only privileged licenses were banned.

According to attorney Aron J. Gibson, drivers caught could be fined and even jailed.

He told NBC affiliate WTVJ, “You can be arrested or just given a court date, which still counts as an on-the-spot arrest.” But they let you go and they give you a court date.

“And now you’re dealing with a traffic offense in criminal court.”

Meanwhile, Texas drivers have been warned that it is a violation of state transportation rules to drive through a driveway without stopping the vehicle.

Using parking spaces to avoid a red light, a stop sign or a traffic jam is often referred to as “rat racing,” according to legal experts at AllLaw.

Motorists caught crossing a parking lot face a minimum $25 fine.

A repeat offense could result in a fine of between $100 and $200, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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