New school zone speed program going live

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New school zone speed program going live
The City of Alexandria’s new school zone speed camera program will go live for the 2023-24 school year. (Photo/City of Alexandria.)
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By Leslie Golden | lgolden@alextimes.com

The City of Alexandria’s new school zone speed camera program will go live for the 2023-24 school year. Speed cameras are placed school zones at Francis Hammond Middle School (Seminary Road, between Kenmore Avenue and North Jordan Street), John Adams Elementary School and Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School (North Beauregard Street, between North Highview Lane and Reading Avenue) and George Washington Middle School (Mount Vernon Avenue, between Braddock Road and Luray Avenue).

According to a release from the City of Alexandria, they “conducted a two-week warning period at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Over 3,500 warning violations were issued to motorists in two weeks. An additional brief warning period will occur when school starts on August 21, and the program will go fully live on September 18…The speed cameras automatically record speed limit violations using radar technology. After a sworn law enforcement officer affirms a violation, a speeding citation will be mailed to the vehicle’s owner, lessee, or renter. The maximum fine is $100.”

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