As more than 30,000 students and teachers head back to the classroom in the Sioux Falls and surrounding school districts, speed enforcement zones will be coming back in a big way.

Drivers need to be aware that the marked school zones speed limit is 15 miles per hour. 

I'm not sure how this was possible, but years ago one of our workmates was stopped speeding in a school zone and she just didn't understand it. Now, keep in mind, that she had raised a son to adulthood and swore she didn't know the school zone speed limit was 15 mph!


The school zone speed limit is 15 miles per hour.

You might be wondering, "How much are the fines for speeding in a school zone here in Sioux Fall?"

These are the current fine amounts for speeding in a Sioux Falls school zone:

  • 1 to 5 MPH = $112.50
  • 6 to 10 MPH = $152.50
  • 11 to 15 MPH = $192.50
  • 16 to 20 MPH = $232.50
  • 21 to 25 MPH =$272.50
  • 26+ = $382.50

Those would put a crimp in most budgets, so don't run the risk of having a special school meeting with a Sioux Falls Police Department Traffic Section and School Resource Officer.

It will be like ending up in the principal's office, only more expensive!

The school zone speed limit in Sioux Falls is 15 miles per hour.

And don't forget - pay attention to school buses and stop for the flashing red lights and extended stop sign arms, children's safety, and lives are at stake!

Source: Sioux Falls Police Department


10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

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