Decatur High School students are dismissed for the day on Friday, December 11, 2015. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

New Georgia law will allow speeding cameras in school zones

Georgia will soon allow cameras that automatically ticket speeding drivers in school zones.

The proposal was pushed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s son, a lobbyist for an Arizona-based company that sells the camera systems to local governments.

Gov. Nathan Deal was expected to sign the measure, House Bill 978, on Tuesday after he left it off his list of 21 bills that he vetoed.

Under the bill, police could mail speeding tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit in a school zone by at least 10 miles per hour. Tickets would cost $75 for a first offense and $125 for subsequent violations, plus up to $25 in fees.

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