Attention Oregonians

A nice neigborhood cop pulled me over today to remind me that as of tonight at midnight, most Oregon school zones will be 20mph 24 hours a day. The cop mentioned that while he was just giving me a word of warning, after midnight he would start writing tickets for it.

The new law could be for child safety, but it could also be an easy excuse to write more tickets. A rule like that makes me think Oregon cities might be looking for new sources of revenue. Are there really that many kids getting hit by cars after midnight in school zones? Do a lot of kids hang out after midnight at schools of all places?