SENATE BILL NO. 277
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REGULATION OF VEHICLE SPEEDS IN SCHOOL ZONES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §101 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new sub-paragraph (84) to read as follows:
"(84) ‘When children are present’ shall, when posted in conjunction with speed limitation signage in a school zone, refer to that period of time immediately before or after a scheduled school day during which children are physically present along, adjacent to, or crossing the regulated roadway of the school zone. The phrase shall not refer to the presence of children in the school building as the time for imposition of the speed restriction."
Section 2. Amend §4169(a)(3) of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting that subparagraph in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"(3) 20 miles per hour at all school zones where 20 mph regulatory signs are posted and state the time periods or conditions during which the speed limit is in effect; such conditions may include when children are present or while one or more warning lights flash;"
Approved July 16, 2010