Ticketing begins for speeders caught on camera in Brookhaven school zone

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Enforcement started Friday morning for drivers caught on digital camera dashing by a college zone on Ashford-Dunwoody Highway throughout college hours.

Cameras had been put in a number of weeks in the past outdoors St. Martin’s Episcopal Faculty. Till now, drivers obtained warnings within the mail if the cameras captured their autos touring 11 miles over the pace restrict. Warnings will not be issued.

Faculty zone fines can be set at $80 for the primary violation and $130 for the second throughout the identical calendar 12 months. A sworn Brookhaven police officer will evaluate each quotation previous to issuance, based on a metropolis spokesman.

“We studied a number of college zones and located that dashing throughout college hours is an distinctive downside, threatening the security of our most weak pedestrians,” Brookhaven Police Chief Brandon Gurley mentioned in an announcement. “I need to thank St. Martin’s Episcopal Faculty for his or her cooperation and partnership as we start this new initiative to curb extreme dashing throughout college hours.”

In 2019, Brookhaven carried out a research of visitors quantity and speeders in class zones throughout college hours. In three college zones, greater than 3,000 autos had been discovered to be dashing a minimum of 11 miles per hour over the pace restrict in a single day, a metropolis spokesman mentioned. Of these, 467 befell at St. Martin’s Episcopal Faculty.

“We hope that we will broaden this program to different colleges in Brookhaven the place dashing is a security problem, like Cross Keys Excessive Faculty and Montgomery Elementary Faculty,” mentioned Gurley.

The next are activation instances for the pace cameras and faculty zone flashers:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings:

Pace digital camera and faculty zone flasher activation: 7 – 8:30 a.m.

Diminished pace restrict: 25 m.p.h.

Pace digital camera set off: 36 m.p.h.

Wednesday mornings:

Faculty zone flasher and pace digital camera activation: 8 – 9:15 a.m.

Diminished pace restrict: 25 m.p.h.

Pace digital camera set off: 36 m.p.h.

Afternoons (Mon-Fri),

Faculty zone flasher and pace digital camera activation: 2:35 – 4 p.m.

Diminished pace restrict: 25 m.p.h.

Pace digital camera set off: 36 m.p.h.

Between the desired home windows of lowered speeds, when college is actively in session, the pace restrict will return to 40 miles per hour. Nonetheless, the pace digital camera set off will stay in impact at 51 miles per hour throughout these intervals. After 4 p.m., all pace digital camera enforcement will stop solely.

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