The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee No Empty Chair Campaign is a weeklong education and enforcement initiative created to keep young drivers safe. County, State and Local Law Enforcement will increase their presence in the vicinity of local High Schools throughout, and will be vigilant about violations of specific infractions throughout the week, while also enforcing all other vehicle and traffic laws.

Monday, April 25, 2022 – Speeding in School Zones

This law allows for slower speed limits around schools. The law that governs school zones is NYS VTL§ 1180c and defines a school speed zone as a distance within 1,325 feet on a highway that passes a school building, entrance, or exit of a school bordering the highway.

School speed zones only apply to school days, which the law defines as: times indicated on the school zone speed limit sign that are between 7:00am and 6:00pm, or, when the beacons on the school zone speed limit sign are flashing. Even so, the beacons can only flash during, and up to 30 minutes before and after, student activities at the designated school.

Please drive safely.