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WTSP: Inadequate warnings, aggressive ticketing and doubled fines plague St. Pete school zones

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Despite years of safety warnings from citizens and community leaders, St. Petersburg will finally begin to correct street signage to better caution drivers of approaching school crossings. The tipping point came after questions from WTSP/10 Investigates, featured in a new report first broadcast Tuesday night. Before the issue became public, however, St. Pete police may have issued thousands of incorrect tickets during the aggressive enforcement of reduced-speed zones. Reporter Noah Pransky discovered the rate of citations was like no other municipality in Tampa Bay. Strict…

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