VerraMobility.com, National, December 28, 2021
If you Block the Box in Some Intersections, Cameras Will Catch You, and Seattle Police Will Mail the Ticket
SeattleTimes.com, Washington, December 6, 2021
The new year brings new fines for Seattle motorists if they enter certain bus lanes or clog four problem intersections.
The Seattle Department of Transportation has chosen eight locations to install traffic enforcement cameras, which will read license plates. Starting in early January, drivers will be mailed a warning the first time and fined $75 for repeat violations.
Greater Greater Washington, Washington D.C., December 20, 2021
Last week, the Governors Highway Safety Association issued a report which aimed to “debunk the misconception held by some in the traffic safety community that infrastructure alone can end road deaths” and “make the case for the integral role of behavioral safety and road user responsibility in the Safe System approach to traffic safety.”
BaltimoreSun.com, Maryland, December 13, 2021
Smile, speed demons, you’re on camera. Or you will be soon.
In February, long-awaited speed cameras will be installed on one of Baltimore’s busiest thruways: Interstate 83. After years of serious crashes and complaints by drivers and public officials alike, scofflaw drivers can expect to get a ticket in the mail if they choose to sail through the corridor at an unsafe speed.
Arlownow.com, Virginia, December 6, 2021
Arlington County could start cracking down on speeding near schools and highway work zones with newly-allowed speed cameras.
This weekend, the Arlington County Board is scheduled to set a public hearing for its Jan. 22 meeting on the question of whether to install speed cameras.
Currently, Arlington County only has cameras that capture red-light violations, but in 2020 the Virginia General Assembly allowed localities to install radar-based speed detectors around school crossing zones and highway work zones. Now, the county is poised to consider adding 10 movable cameras to these zones.
Florida Politics, Florida, December 2, 2021
Florida communities are one step closer to gaining a new tool to curb dangerous driving in school zones after a bill that would allow cameras and radar detection devices to enforce speed limits passed through a committee this week.
HomeRuleNews, Georgia, December 15, 2021
State law allows speed cameras to be deployed in school zones with violations issued to the vehicle’s registered owner caught traveling 10 miles over the posted speed limit.
Union City Police conducted a traffic study at the two schools and found in three days, 9,608 violators were traveling more than 11 miles per hour in the posted 30 miles per hour speed limit area. The department will review each incident before sending a notice to the vehicle’s owner.
“The warning period allowed drivers to check their speed and comply with our school zone safety program before actual citations begin,” Chief Cassandra Jones said. “This program intends to alert drivers to the school zones, reduce speeds and increase safety for our children.”
Seattle Times, Washington, December 12, 2021
Seattle pedestrians are known for dutifully waiting for the light before they cross the street. A pilot program starting next year wants to ensure that drivers return the favor and keep the crosswalk clear or face a fine.
It could be a positive step for a city that wants to move away from a car-centric culture.