SARASOTA, Fla. — Police are urging drivers to slow down in school zones.
On the second day of school for Tampa Bay area students, Sarasota police stopped a driver who was going 64 miles per hour in a 15 mph school zone.
The driver was going "nearly four times the speed limit" near Southside Elementary, according to the Sarasota Police Department's Twitter account.
This is not okay.— SarasotaPD (@SarasotaPD) August 13, 2019
Officers working the school zone at Southside Elementary stopped a driver going 64mph in a 15mph school zone. THIS IS NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE SPEED LIMIT😡Driver received an automatic court date.
The safety of our children is our #1 priority. Please slow down. pic.twitter.com/gHC0UzA5kd
Sarasota PD said the driver received a citation and automatic court date.
"It’s an automatic court date and a judge will determine further consequences," they responded to a Twitter user who said the driver should have been arrested.
On the first day of school, Sarasota Police Department posted to Facebook about a driver going 37 miles per hour in a 15 mph school zone. The department says that's a $456 citation in the city of Sarasota.
The city provided us with the following price breakdown of citations for speeding in a school zone:
While they differ from county to county, they are pretty similar and if you're caught whizzing through a school zone, you're going to pay the price.