Sarasota County Public School students are heading back to class Monday, Aug 19, while some private schools are already in session. This means more school busses are on the road, students are riding bikes, walking to school and school zones are back in effect.
The Sarasota Police Department is on the lookout for drivers going over the speed limit in school zones. Speeding in a school zone can result in a fine of up to $288, or at higher speeds a mandatory court appearance.
Drivers must stop in both directions when school bus lights and stop signs are activated unless there is a median between the bus and the vehicle. Illegally passing a stopped school bus is a $206 fine and a red light or stop sign violation in a school zone can result in a $271 fine.
Expect more traffic in the morning and mid-afternoon when children are heading to and from school. Allow extra time to reach your destination if you are on the road at this time.
School crossing guards will be at intersections throughout the city helping children get to bus stops and schools safely.
Sarasota Police officers will be monitoring school zones and enforcing distracted driving such as texting while driving and seat-belt violations. The fine for distracted driving is $116.
The Sarasota Police Department reminds drivers that they will not receive a warning and there will be a zero-tolerance policy for those not abiding traffic laws in schools zones.
Currently 0 Responses
12 La Leche League/Breastfeeding Support
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
14 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
17 Financing Our Foodshed with Carol Peppe Hewitt
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
18 8th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
During each of the last eight years, the Out-of-Door Academy families have collected food for Gocio Elementary families.
Forty Carrots hosts grandparents
Forty Carrots Family Center invited students’ grandparents to attend Grandparents’ Day Nov. 25.
The Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys is seeking volunteers from now through Dec. 24, to help man its Salvation Army kettle bell during the holiday season.