‘School Zone’ speed limit starts earlier with new law


ILLINOIS (WCIA) — It is back-to-school time and if you are dropping the kids off or heading to work, you will see a change.

The “School Zone” speed limit of 20 miles an hour starts at 6:30 a.m.. That is half an hour earlier than previous years. It is set to end at the regular time of 4 p.m..

It was signed into law in July–and once it hit the governor’s desk–he immediately signed it. Police said the new time will help keep students and drivers safe.

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