Courtesy; Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
School Crossing Zone
|1-5 mph over posted limit|
|6-10 mph over posted limit|
|11-15 mph over posted limit|
|16-20 mph over posted limit|
|21-35 mph over posted limit|
|35 mph + over posted limit|
Lincoln Public Schools are well into the first week of school and for the kids who can't walk or ride their bikes to class, there is of course, the school bus.
LPS Operations Director Bill McCoy reminds drivers of the importance of safety for drivers and students in school zones.
Drivers are reminded to be aware of the flashing yellow lights and obey speed limits around elementary schools.
When the bus enables the warning devices (flashing lights with stop arms), drivers are expected to stop.
"The penalty now is a mandatory $500 fine and 3 points on a driving record. It's a pretty serious infraction and it's up from the previous fine of $100 up to $500 and only 1 point on a driving record," said McCoy.
Vehicles driving past school bus warning devices could endanger lives and hefty fines from Lincoln police.
There is a strict enforcement of the "25 MPH" flashing yellow school zones.
"Safety is our most important focus," added McCoy.
Check the chart to the left to see fines for speeding violations through a school zone during the times of operation.