Automated speed cameras similar to these will begin monitoring school zones in Duluth. (AJC File)

Drivers speeding near schools in Duluth be warned

Duluth’s school zone camera enforcement begins soon with cameras installed first at Chattahoochee Elementary, Mason Elementary, Duluth Middle School, and Coleman Middle School.

Duluth High School is not currently on the list for cameras. Brock Road did not have the level of traffic necessary to obtain a DOT permit for speed cameras. However, once the Ga 120 entrance has opened, traffic volume will be evaluated to see if it meets the guidelines necessary to apply for a permit to install cameras at that location.

Camera enforcement in school zones will only take place during morning and afternoon school zone hours and will begin enforcement at 15 mph or more over the school zone speed limit. No enforcement will done on non-school days. There will initially be a warning period before tickets are written.

Violations will cost $75 for the first violation and $150 for each violation after that. The school zone camera enforcement is slated to be up in the next few weeks.

The program is a partnership with RedSpeed USA to install and maintain the system at no cost to the city.

Learn more: School zone speed cameras arrive in Georgia due to recent law.

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