SOURCE: Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office

December 08, 2014 09:00 ET

Kaufman County Enters Citation Phase of School Zone Speed Safety Camera Program, Releases PSA to Raise Public Awareness

KAUFMAN, TX--(Marketwired - December 08, 2014) - The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office reminds motorists that the 30-day warning period for the county's new school zone speed safety camera program is completed. Motorists now caught on camera for exceeding the speed limit are liable to be ticketed. The 30-day warning period, during which warnings but no fines were issued to 648 drivers, ended Nov. 20. Citations issued by the Sheriff's Office carry a fine of $150 for vehicles traveling in excess of 6 mph over the speed limit during school zone hours.

To further educate the community on how the school zone speed safety camera program works, the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video. The video can be viewed at this link: http://youtu.be/2i7m_-_hLyY. The video highlights the role of law enforcement, the penalties issued, and the importance of school zone safety.

Some noteworthy findings from the warning period are:

  • The site with the most violations was Kemp Elementary
  • Scurry-Rosser Elementary witnessed an 80 mph speeder in a 45 mph school zone.
  • Roughly 54% of violations occurred during pick-up times, 36% of violations occur during drop-off times and 10% of violations occurred in-between drop-off and pick up times for vehicles traveling over 11 mph.

"Our goal is to enhance safety near schools where children are threatened by speeding vehicles," Sheriff David Byrnes said. "By issuing nearly 650 warnings and urging drivers to be aware of their speed, hopefully now drivers will think twice before speeding through the school zones."

For more information on the Kaufman County School Zone Safety Camera Programs, visit http://kaufmanso.com/

KAUFMAN COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
1900 E. US HIGHWAY 175 KAUFMAN, TX 75142
PHONE: 972-932-9700
FAX: 972-932-9757 
DAVID A. BYRNES
SHERIFF

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