OREGON - A new law in Oregon aimed at clarifying the definition of school zones goes into effect July 1. The law specifies speed and signing requirements in two areas: school zones adjacent to schools and school crossing zones away from school property. The law also distinguishes between roadways where speed limits are 30 mph or less and those that are 35 mph or greater.

School zones adjacent to schools on roads with a posted speed limit of 30 mph or less are 20 mph zones at all times, according to the new law. That applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.

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