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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1110
       By Senator Wilson
       33-01090-10                                           20101110__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to school speed zones; creating the
    3         “Shaye Patrick Martin Safety Act”; amending s.
    4         316.1895, F.S.; providing for transitional speed areas
    5         before and after the slowest established speed limit
    6         within a school zone; requiring the installation of
    7         vehicle speed cameras in school zones to record an
    8         image of the driver and the license plate of a motor
    9         vehicle exceeding a speed limit within the school
   10         zone; providing for such cameras to be included in the
   11         Department of Transportation’s uniform system of
   12         traffic control devices; providing penalties for
   13         violation of a speed limit within a school zone;
   14         providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Shaye Patrick
   19  Martin Safety Act.”
   20         Section 2. Subsections (1), (5), (6), (8), and (10) of
   21  section 316.1895, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   22         316.1895 Establishment of school speed zones;, enforcement;
   23  designation.—
   24         (1)(a) The Department of Transportation, pursuant to the
   25  authority granted under s. 316.0745, shall adopt a uniform
   26  system of traffic control devices, including vehicle speed
   27  cameras, and pedestrian control devices for use on the streets
   28  and highways in the state surrounding all schools, public and
   29  private.
   30         (b) The Department of Transportation shall compile,
   31  publish, and transmit a manual containing all specifications and
   32  requirements with respect to the system of devices established
   33  pursuant to paragraph (a) to the governing body of each county
   34  and municipality in the state, and the Department of
   35  Transportation and each county and municipality in the state
   36  shall install and maintain such traffic and pedestrian control
   37  devices in conformity with such uniform system.
   38         (5) A school zone shall include transitional speed areas
   39  for a distance of 50 yards before and after the slower posted
   40  speed limit. The slower posted speed limit in a school zone may
   41  not be less than 15 miles per hour except by local regulation
   42  or. No school zone speed limit shall be more than 20 miles per
   43  hour in an urbanized area, as defined in s. 334.03. The speed
   44  limit in the transitional speed area of a school zone shall be 5
   45  miles per hour higher than the slower posted speed limit in the
   46  school zone. School zone Such speed limits limit may be in force
   47  only during those times 30 minutes before, during, and 30
   48  minutes after the periods of time when pupils are arriving at a
   49  regularly scheduled breakfast program or a regularly scheduled
   50  school session and leaving a regularly scheduled school session.
   51         (6) Permanent signs designating school zones and school
   52  zone speed limits shall be uniform in size and color, and shall
   53  have the times during which the restrictive speed limits are
   54  limit is enforced clearly designated thereon. Flashing beacons
   55  activated by a time clock, or other automatic device, or
   56  manually activated may be used as an alternative to posting the
   57  times during which the restrictive school speed limits are limit
   58  is enforced. Beginning July 1, 2008, for any newly established
   59  school zone or any school zone in which the signing has been
   60  replaced, a sign stating “Speeding Fines Doubled” shall be
   61  installed within the school zone. The Department of
   62  Transportation shall establish adequate standards for the signs
   63  and flashing beacons.
   64         (8)(a) Nothing in this section herein shall prohibit the
   65  use of automatic traffic control devices for the control of
   66  vehicular and pedestrian traffic at school crossings.
   67         (b) Each school zone shall be equipped with vehicle speed
   68  cameras to record images of the driver and the license plate of
   69  a motor vehicle exceeding a speed limit within the school zone.
   70  Vehicle speed cameras installed in school zones must conform to
   71  the specifications adopted by the Department of Transportation
   72  pursuant to s. 316.0745.
   73         (10) A person may not drive a vehicle on a roadway
   74  designated as a school zone at a speed greater than that posted
   75  in the school zone in accordance with this section. A violation
   76  of a the speed limit limits established pursuant to this section
   77  is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable must be cited as
   78  a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.
   79         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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