SAVANNAH, GA (November 16, 2022) – A 30-day warning period begins Nov. 18 for speed zone cameras added outside of Susie King Taylor Community School.
Savannah Police Department installed cameras in 10 school zones in October. Those cameras have already gone through the 30-day warning period. Ticketing began Nov. 4. The goal is to eventually have the technology installed in all school zones in the City of Savannah. Each one will go through a 30-day warning cycle before ticketing begins.
The cameras will be used to identify any vehicles traveling over the approved speed limit throughout the entire school day while children are present. Anyone in the designated school zone driving 11 mph or more over the posted speed limit will receive a citation in the mail. This means that if the flashing light speed limit is 25 mph, the driver will be given a ticket at 36 mph. Once the lights turn off, the speed limit may rise to 35 mph, and you would be ticketed at 46 mph.
“The presence of these cameras alone is already altering driver behavior and slowing down traffic in school zones across the city,” Assistant Chief Robert Gavin said. “Plans are already in place to add cameras and effectively slow traffic in all school zones, increasing safety for children as they go to and from school each day.”