Carmel police remind Hoosiers to slow down in school zones

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CARMEL, Ind. (August 27, 2015) – Carmel Police want drivers to know that warning time is over. School has been back in session for a couple weeks and police won’t take any more excuses for school zone speeding.

“Warning time is almost over, it’s getting really close. It’s past the initial phase of going back to class," said Carmel Police Officer Scott Spillman.

FOX59 met up with the traffic division to patrol the streets near Creekside Middle School.

The most popular excuse we heard was drivers claiming they didn’t know they were still in a school zone. But surprisingly, the majority of the drivers Officer Spillman pulled over had just dropped off kids across the street.

“I have two grandsons that go to school right there where I was going too fast,” said a driver who was issued a warning from Officer Spillman.

A speeding ticket in a Carmel School Zone costs drivers $280.

“We’ve got a long time, 180 days of school work so we need to keep the parents in check,” said Officer Spillman.

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