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Kirkland News Room

School Safety Camera Ticketing Starts October 14


Media Contact:    
Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
kstickney@kirklandwa.gov
(425) 979-6562   

KIRKLAND, Wash – The school safety cameras pilot at John Muir/Kamiakin and Rose Hill elementary will start issuing tickets on Monday, October 14.

Before issuing tickets, the City conducted a 30-day warning period to ensure that the program was implemented in a way that was fair and provided adequate notice of the locations of enforcement. In the first month of the pilot 3624 violations were recorded. The City hopes that the warning period will help drivers change their behavior prior to tickets being issued.

As of the morning of October 14, the fine for exceeding the school zone speed limit (20 mph) for speeds over 25 mph will be at $136 per incident. A graduated fine of $250 per incident will be issued for speeds over 30 mph. Photo enforcement cameras operate 30 minutes before and after the start of school and 30 minutes before and after the end of school (based on individual school start and stop times).

For more information please see the FAQ on the City website, http://bit.ly/SchoolZoneCameraFAQ , or contact Kellie Stickney at kstickney@kirklandwa.gov.
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