So I’ve been stumbling across a few problems that are causing me grief.
Every day when I drive to school, I pass by 2 school zones. You’re supposed to go 25 miles per hour in a school zone when children are present. I try to slow down once I see kids in the area, but my dad always says to keep up with the flow of traffic. The speed limit otherwise is 40 miles per hour, and obviously everybody else ignores the school zone and just goes 40 miles per hour. I’m not really sure what to do. I usually end up going about 30 MPH which is still technically speeding, but it’s 10 MPH better than what my dad would prefer I do.
Every day when I walk to the bus stop after school, there is a short distance I have to walk on the right side of the road. I’ve been trying to figure out if it’s illegal to walk on the right side of the road; California driver’s code makes it sound like it’s legal within business and residential areas, but I’m not certain I’m getting the full picture. Law is written really weirdly and I wonder if it’s not wrong to just assume I’ve interpreted it right and walk on the right side of the road without doing further research? Anyways, it’s about a 20 foot stretch, within a residential area, I know it’s not unsafe to do it. I’ve been trying to convince myself it’s fine to do for weeks now but I’m having issues believing myself.