Thursday, December 31, 2015

School Zone Speed Camera Ticketing Starts Monday

No more going easy on school zone speeders. The Spokesman-Review reports that, when school starts again on Monday, school zone speed cameras outside two Spokane elementary schools will start sending out tickets to registered owners of cars caught breaking the speed limit.

The cameras at Finch Elementary and Longfellow Elementary have been issuing warnings since they were installed in November. Warnings have been sent to 621 drivers going east on Northwest Boulevard past Finch Elementary in that time and 1,255 warnings were given to southbound drivers on Nevada Street past Longfellow Elementary.

Tickets range from $214 to $808 depending on the speed of the car.


Charles Hansen said...

Wow 1200 by Longfellow and they set the speed at 28 miles an hour in the 20 miles an hour zone. I see they are giving the school district half the money and the rest goes into our neighborhood traffic calming fund.

SRTC Staff said...

Seems like a LOT of people who speed through school zones doesn't it?? Maybe a ticket will do the trick and slow them down. At least the money goes for two things that are much needed.

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