School zone violations carry lofty penalties

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Carson City deputies are keeping a special eye on each of the city's 11 designated school zones.

Penalties for speeding in a school zone are a fine of $142 for speeds 1 to 15 mph over the limit and $187 for speeds 16 mph or more over the speed limit.

In certain zones, such as Fremont Elementary between Little Lane and Cardinal Way, the 15 mph speed limit is only enforced when the amber lights of the signs are flashing. Yet, in the school zones surrounding Carson Middle School and Bordewich Bray, some signs read "15 mph between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m." Other signs read "15 mph 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 to 3:30 p.m."

When it comes to school buses in particular, state statute lays a heavy fine on motorists who violate the law.

When meeting or overtaking, from either direction, a school bus picking up or dropping off students, drivers must immediately stop and not attempt to pass the bus until the flashing light ceases.

If a motorists violates the provision, a first-offense fine is between $250 and $500. Second-offense is the same fine but additionally the motorist's license is suspended. A third, or subsequent offense within two years is a fine of not more than $1,000 and suspension of one's driver's license not to exceed a year.

Carson City's School Zones

- Bordewich-Bray Elementary, 110 Thompson St.

On King Street from Ormsby Boulevard to Minnesota Street

On Thompson Street from 404 Thompson St. to King Street

- Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd.

On Saliman Road from William Street to Robinson Street

- Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St.

On Richmond Avenue from Telegraph Street to King Street

On King Street from Ormsby Boulevard to Minnesota Street

- Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.

On East Fifth Street from Cambridge Court to between Riparian Way and Parkhill Drive

On Fairview Drive just south of Butti Way to Walker Drive

- Empire Elementary, 1260 Monte Rosa Dr.

On Stanton Drive from Woodside to Monte Rosa Drive

On Monte Rosa Drive from 1314 Monte Rosa to 1005 Monte Rosa

On Siskiyou Drive from Gordonia Drive to Stanton Drive

Off of Gordonia Drive for about half a block onto La Loma, Cascade and Glacier drives

- Fremont Elementary, 1511 Fire Box Road

On Saliman Road from Little Lane to Cardinal Way

- Fritsch Elementary, 504 Bath St.

On Mountain Street from Winnie Lane to Bath Street

On Bath Street from Division Street to Mountain Street

- Mark Twain Elementary, 2111 Carriage Crest Drive

On Carriage Crest Drive from Hamilton Avenue to Spooner Drive

- Opportunity/Pioneer High, 202 E. Corbett St.

On John Street from Johnson Street to Corbett Street

On Corbett Street from 404 Corbett Street to 110 Corbett Street

On Fall Street from Rice Street to Adams Street

On Park Street from 408 Park Street to 151 Park Street

- Seeliger Elementary, 2800 S. Saliman Road

On Saliman Road just north of Shady Oak Drive to Sonoma Street

- St. Teresa Elementary School, 567 S. Richmond Ave.

On Richmond Avenue from Fourth Street to 576 Richmond Avenue

On Fifth Street from Mary Street to Richmond Avenue


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