In Dallas at least, school zone lights have been flashing this week, and some cars have even slowed down to the required 20 mph. But hitting the brakes is not required yet, say school officials. That’s because school isn’t in session until this coming Monday.
The legal, slower speed limit is not in force until then. Apparently, officials activate the lights in advance to make sure the flashers work and to remind drivers that school’s about to start. But come Monday, tickets will be issued.