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Mayor Gets Speeding Pass in School Zone

Speedgate is erupting in West Palm Beach

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    CREWE, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: Volunteers from the Community Speed Watch track and record the speed of drivers through the village of Church Minshull in Cheshire, England on 1 April, 2008, Crewe, England. The volunteers operate under the direction of the local police authority and is designed to help the police by making drivers aware of their speed. Community Speed watch does not enforce the law, but those identified as exceeding the limit receive an advisory letter from the Police. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Call this Speedgate.

    West Palm BeachMayor Lois Frankel was clocked going a blistering 46 mph through a school zone earlier this week on her way to City Hall, but she never got a ticket.

    The mayor was pulled over by a city motorcycle cop, who after realizing it was the head honcho, gave her a warning instead of the $411 ticket any other citizen would have received for speeding near children walking to school.

    Apparently, all the mayor had to do was say, "I'm sorry" and the ticket and any evidence of the traffic stop magically disappeared.

    The city's PR machine said Frankel begged the office to "treat me as you would any other driver in this circumstance," reports Page2Live, a local blog.

    If this is how other speeders are treated, then Officer Josh Martin should have been fired on the spot.

    Log this one under don't ticket the hand that feeds you.