Frequently Asked Questions

Violator FAQs

Why are Speed Zone Cameras being installed?

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?

Speed Enforcement Programs are selected by the Police Department and local schools 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 the cameras are?

The Police Department will be putting in new signage that is clearly visible warning drivers the speeds are enforced by cameras.

I received a Warning Notice. What do I do?

Warning Notices are courtesy notices extended by the Police Departments, in addition to new clearly visible signs, to put drivers on notice of increased enforcement in school zones.

If you received a Warning Notice no further action is required. All drivers are encouraged to obey speed laws. 

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?

According to state law automated school zone tickets are issued to drivers exceeding more than ten (10+) miles per hour over the speed limit. The Police Department program will use eleven (11+) miles per hour over the speed limit.

Example: If you are traveling within the school zone, during the designated photo enforcement hours and are traveling (11+) MPH over the posted speed limit of 25 MPH, a citation will be issued.

Also, if you are traveling within the school zone, during the designated photo enforcement hour and are traveling (11+) MPH over the posted speed limit of 40 MPH, a citation will be issued. 

How much is the fine?

Violations may differ from state to state and will entail an initial fine for the first offense, which may increase for subsequent violations. A processing fee may be added to each violation. Payments are due by the “Pay By” date listed on the citation. 

Can I view my violation?

Yes. Login to SaferSpeeds Violations Link ( and enter your citation number. You will be able to view the details of the violation. 

What hours do the cameras operate?

Camera operation times vary from state to state. All monitored school zones and speeds are clearly marked. Contact your local Police Department for local details.

I received a School Zone Speed Ticket. How do I pay it?

You may mail a check or money order to the address printed on the citation and pre-printed return envelope.

For faster credit card payments, you may pay securely online at SaferSpeeds Violations Link ( Electronic payments post the same day and you can receive a confirmation by e-mail.

If I get a ticket will my insurance go up?

Citations are civil offenses, not criminal infractions. No points are assessed on your driving record for automated enforcement violations. However, fines do escalate for repeat offenders.

How do the Cameras work? Are they accurate?

The enforcement program utilizes state of the art multi-dimensional radar, 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 in Florida?

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

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