Henry Police to install speed-detection cameras in five school zones

Henry County issued a warning for speeders in school zones: cameras are being installed to catch them.

The county’s police department said Tuesday it plans to install cameras in five school zones -- Hampton, Locust Grove, Luella, Ola and Stockbridge. The cameras employ built-in license plate recognition technology to catch speeders when school is in session.

The Henry County Commission in May unanimously approved the police department's request to contract with RedSpeed Ga., a subsidiary of Illinois-based RedSpeed USA, to provide speed-detection cameras.

RedSpeed will keep 35 percent of the revenue from tickets while Henry will get 65 percent (The county can only use the money for public safety measures). A ticket will cost $75 on a first violation and $125 for any subsequent speeding offenses in the school zone.