How are school zones policed during distance learning?

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions

Ask Trooper Steve: School zones during distance learning
Ask Trooper Steve: School zones during distance learning

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated.

Juan, of Winter Park, asked, “Are school zones still active with the current school suspension in place?”

“I’m not sure if Juan is looking for a reason to speed or if he’s simply curious, but just like any time of the year, when you’re traveling through a school zone you should always be cautious of what’s going on around you,” Trooper Steve said. “School zones are prone to hosting activities other than regularly scheduled school days, so you should be aware of your surroundings.”

Florida statue 316.1895 covers the speed limits for school zones are and when they are enforced. Subsection 5 says the speed limit may be enforced only during those times 30 minutes before, during and 30 minutes after the periods of time when students are arriving at a regularly scheduled program or event.

About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.