|Published:||Aug 23, 2010 10:42 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 23, 2010 6:10 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police hit the streets to enforce school zone speed limits during the first day of school.
Officers with the Fort Myers police department were pulling drivers over that failed to slow down.
"As long as they're not in that school zone we can't really enforce that school zone speed. They'll stop right before the yellow light but at least we're getting the word out to slow down," said officer Jason Sandt.
During WINK News' morning ride-a-long, 6 speeders were pulled over in just over an hour.
Police were not issuing citations, rather written warnings to violators.
Speeders were clocked driving in speed ranges from 20-40 mph. The speed limit for school zones is 15 mph.
Officers will continue to issue warnings until Wednesday, the 3rd day of school, when those warnings will change to citations.
"Its going to be no holds barred ticket writing. Ticket fines doubled after you enter the speed zone so even if you are going 30 miles an hour its still 15 miles over the speed limit," said Sandt.
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