CAMERAS TO HELP ENFORCE DRIVER SPEED IN SCHOOL ZONES
(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 7, 2021) – The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution to allow the use of speed cameras in school zones in unincorporated Gwinnett County.
Using research conducted by Gwinnett Police on measures to improve safety around schools, commissioners voted to allow recording devices and associated fines as provided in state law. Warnings will be issued initially until drivers get accustomed to the new procedures.
Gwinnett Police will now recommend specific areas where camera enforcement is most needed. Notices will be posted before the cameras start operating. The goal is to ensure the safety of both motorists and pedestrians going to and from school. Speeding also endangers buses and school staff assisting children. A state-authorized judicial process will ensure fairness and transparency.
“By using automated speed enforcement, we hope to leverage technology in a manner that will make school zones safer for both students and motorists.” said Gwinnett Deputy Police Chief J.D. McClure. “This will also allow us to dedicate more time to priority calls and other patrol functions.”