Frequently Asked Questions


Agency FAQs

Why should we install Speed Zone Cameras?

Over the past ten years there has been a nationwide spike in pedestrian fatalities due to a combination of speeding and distracted driving. Communities are turning to automated enforcement as a means of encouraging to follow speed limits and pay attention.  Automated Enforcement is endorsed as a safety tool by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Safety Council.

My area school has a lot of speeders. How can I request a system?

The Police Department and local schools select speed Enforcement Programs after a traffic study is performed to assess road conditions.  Please contact the law enforcement agency that serves your area.

How will I know where to place cameras?

The Police Department and the Department of Transportation will conduct a traffic study to determine the need and placement of cameras.

What are the hours of enforcement, and what speeds are being enforced at what times?

Enforced speeds and times may vary by location. Each school zone is equipped with a posted school zone speed limit sign and blinking lights to alert drivers of the reduced speed requirements.

During regular hours when the warning lights are not blinking, drivers shall obey the posted speed limit.   

What are the criteria for receiving a speeding ticket?

The citation criteria is determined and enforced by the local police department.

How much is the fine?

The violation amount is set by the local police department. There may also be a processing fee added to each violation. Payments are due by the “Pay By” date listed on the citation. 

What hours do the cameras operate?

The operational time will be determined by the local police department and school district. Time may vary per location and season. All monitored school zones and speeds are clearly marked.

How can violators pay for a School Zone Speed Ticket?

Violators may mail a check or money order to the address printed on the citation or pay securely online with a credit card. Electronic payments post the same day and you can receive a confirmation by e-mail.

Does a speed zone citation impact the drivers insurance rates?

Citations are civil offenses, not criminal infractions. No points are assessed on your driving record for automated enforcement violations.

How do the Cameras work? Are they accurate?

The enforcement program utilizes state-of-the-art multi-dimensional radar that tracks and monitors up to 350 cars simultaneously. Radar is accurate within .1 miles per hour. A detailed maintenance and testing log is maintained at all times. No tickets are issued within any possible margin of error. 

What happens to ticket revenue?

According to state law, paid citation revenue must be utilized for law enforcement activities that will make communities safer, such as police equipment and new school resource officers.

Where can I read the law on automated enforcement?

Please click on the following link for the latest information on BILL #: CS/CS/HB 657.

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