Three automated traffic devices to help curb speeding will go live in front of three Snellville schools Feb. 7.
Snellville Middle on Pate Road, Britt Elementary on Skyland Drive and South Gwinnett High School on Highway 78 will have cameras placed in front of them to keep speeders at bay.
Cameras will be placed on posts outside the schools and take pictures of the license plates on the offending cars. An officer will verify the license plate number before a civil fine is levied.
Following a move by the Georgia Legislature making way for the devices, the program has been a success in locales such as Alpharetta, Lilburn and Duluth. A violation will be issued to those who drive 11 mph over the school zone speed limit.
The program is administered by ResdSpeed Georgia LLC which provides the equipment, sends the citation and collects the fine. The city will receive 65 percent of revenue from the program which will be used toward public safety.
Citations will be $80 for a first offense and $130 for a second offense. Offenders will not be given points on their license and the offense is not reported to state.
Based on the number of violations, previous pedestrians struck by vehicles and the need to ensure the safety of our young people, the city decided to implement this program to protect its citizens.