Sec. 21-803.1. School zones

The Maryland State Highway Administration or a local authority may establish a school zone and maximum speed limits applicable in the school zone and may provide that fines are to be doubled for speeding violations within the school zone. School zones may be established within a half-mile radius of any school.

A sign designating a school zone under this section is equipped with timed flashing warning lights and indicates that fines for speeding are doubled when the lights are activated.

The fines for speeding in a posted school zone are as follows:

Exceeding the posted speed limit by:

1-9 mph: $120 and one point assessed on a license or $160 and three points if contributing to an accident

10-19 mph: $140 and two points or $180 and three points if contributing to an accident

20-29 mph: $270 and two points or $310 and three points if contributing to an accident

30-39 mph: $540 and five points

40 mph and over: $1,000 and five points