April 4, 2014

Speed Cameras Ticketing Near Clemente and Christopher Schools

Warnings Near Lorca Elementary

Speeding tickets will begin to be issued next week from Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras in the Children’s Safety Zones near Roberto Clemente High School and Christopher Elementary, while the 30-day warning period will begin for the new cameras near Lorca Elementary.

The ASE cameras near Clemente High School, at 1229 & 1226 N. Western Ave. and 2329 W. Division St., and near Christopher Elementary, at 2445 & 2440 W. 51st St. and 5025 S. Western Ave., have completed the warning phase, and will begin issuing tickets on Wednesday, April 9th.

The day before, Tuesday, April 8th, newly installed ASE cameras near Lorca Elementary School, at 3809 & 3810 W. Belmont Ave. and 3230 N. Milwaukee Ave., will begin to issue warnings for a 30-day period.

In most locations, one camera system can enforce the speed limit for traffic traveling in both directions. In these zones, the streets are too wide to rely on one system, necessitating two cameras to accurately enforce traffic traveling in both directions.

The City will start enforcement by only issuing tickets for speeders going 10 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit. That ticket threshold will gradually be lowered going forward. Fines for violations are $35 for vehicles traveling 6-10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit while in a safety zone, and $100 for vehicles traveling 11 or more miles over the posted speed limit.

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