GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- "In a school zone, doing 5 mph over in a school zone is way too fast. I know on a normal road people believe they have 5 mph wiggle room. In a school zone 15 mph is 15 mph. You can get a ticket at 16 mph." 

Those of the words from a Goodyear police officer while talking to a driver pulled over for speeding in a posted school zone.

[WATCH: School zone speeders caught]

The speed limit is 15 mph, yet drivers believe that there is some wiggle room above the posted speed limit. There is not. 

Goodyear police did not issues tickets for speeding, but gave out warnings, even to drivers that were suspected of criminal speeding.

Each driver was issued written warnings just in case they didn't learn the first time and get stopped again.

Stanley Roberts tagged along with Goodyear Police during the education of drivers.

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(17) comments

Dean

So how sure are the leo that your speedometer is correct?

GBender

This is a state law you bafoons, I go under 15mph just so others will pass and get cited for passing in a no passing zone. Watch out, soccer moms delivering kids are the worst.

Livinginckark

People are going to be so terrified of getting a ticket they will be staring at their speedometer instead of the road. How stupid! .. There is not a car on the road that reads exactly correct mph at all speeds. I am all for ticketing speeders in a school zone, but this policy is idiotic.

bobnarizona

Please show me the test results from the radar gun being used. I would bet it says + or - 1 to 2 mph. Which means i might have been going 15 or even 14 mph in that zone. That is why they will not issue a citation unless going a few more mph over the posted 15. But play it safe. Drive under the posted 15 mph and keep the kids safe.

JustinP

I hear everyone whining and I get it but ..... I personally know of a kid that got run over and dragged in a school zone. Just go 15 or less and stop complaining. No tickets and safe kids.

nuusmaan

You put it well.

Halfbreed

Looks like Goodyear and Glendale both are low on revenue. Good places for the east valley to dump their waste. Hey, we'll pay!!!

Zona

Good luck getting a 1mph over ticket to stick in court.

nuusmaan

Why not sit in court and listen to the judge? The police don't practice giving tickets that won't stick. They don't have the human resources and the courts have no patience for frivolous cases.

Livinginckark

Yeah but Glendale judges work for the city, so there is zero chance of winning your case... Even if you are innocent.

rukiddingme

So the moral of the story is, don't pass through goodyear, don't go there, don't shop there, don't spend your money there. I'm all for ticketing speeders but 1 mile over the limit?... give me a break.

nuusmaan

It's similar in many other jurisdictions. School zones are zero-tolerance enforcement zones in most areas. Stanley just happened to get to "tag along" in Goodyear.

TCAZ

Soooo who decides when to bother to enforce the law?? The police?? I guess if you look OK to them you get a pass and if they don't like your looks or attitude you get busted. Why have courts at all?? Lets just let the police do it all!!

Here in Glendale you would get tased 17 times if they didn't like how you looked or your buddy called and said there were people in his parking lot he wanted removed.

Wave25

No judge would allow that.

DanB

Yes they will. It's a revenue stream.

Wazoolie

Goodyear=keystone cops. Glad I don’t live near that s**thole.


nuusmaan

Ever been there? I'm guessing you're closer to Moscow, Russia.

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