Friday, June 7, 2013

411 PAIN School Zone Ahead

411 PAIN School Zone Ahead

Reduced speed limits, especially during rush hour, are definitely not fun. Rush hours in south Florida, for instance, are generally 6-10am and 3-7pm. Traffic in Florida, unlike other states, is avoidable. There is a variety of traffic routes you can take to escape congestion at certain times. One thing hard to avoid is the school zone. It’s overwhelmingly everywhere in the early hours of the morning and mid afternoon. Driving 15 miles per hour is no joke but clearly a good way to avoid a $555.50 fine. If you have been pulled over and issued a ticket for an offense 411 PAIN can help.

The speed limit around most Florida school zones is 15 mph. Signs usually have flashing lights to show when the speed limit is in effect. There is also a sign to indicate when you have left the school zone. It makes sense lowering your speed around schools. Many kids and parents are crossing the street during this time and school buses enter and exit schools. Remember to stop when a school bus stops. The minimum fine for passing a school bus is $250. Other things that might happen if the offense is repeated are a 30 day license suspension and maximum of 6 months in jail.

A good way to avoid traffic jams in Florida or any other state is finding alternative routes. Look at least two ways to complete your commute.  You may also want to play with your time. Talk to your boss, perhaps changing your work schedule might help. Check for traffic updates on the radio. GPS and Map Quest are a most. Some people find riding a motorcycle or bicycle a viable option to avoid congestion. Others simply move out to a less congested city but that could be quite expensive. Do what’s best for you and for your family.

To avoid traffic fines in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami contact 1-800-411-PAIN.