A recent study ranked Florida 50th of all states for unsafe driving in school zones. Starting July 1st, 2023, there’s a new way to remedy that.
Florida school zones can now use automated speed enforcement cameras to identify and penalize speeders and keep students safe. This new Florida speeding legislation allows law enforcement agencies to install speed enforcement cameras to alert drivers to be aware of students and slow down when entering school zones.
The law allows for ticketing of any driver exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 miles. The cameras can only be in use during the 45 minute intervals that school zones are in effect as students arrive and depart from school each day. They would be inactive during other times, including summer break.
A Welcome Reprieve
The speed cameras are a welcome reprieve for worried parents. Twenty Florida counties received an F for driver behavior in school zones in a nationwide study. Florida speeding has deadly repercussions- the state has the highest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population. With the new speed cameras in effect, law makers and residents are all hopeful that children will be safer on Florida’s roads.
Traffic Logix speed cameras are used by cities around the country to slow speeders and protect their roads. They offer an added level of protection for high-risk areas such as school zones. Our speed cameras have been used in many Florida HOAs with exceptional results.
Speed Cameras That Make a Difference
Traffic Logix Enforcer Plus cameras offer a full turnkey solution that captures images of drivers and can send automated warnings and penalties. The cameras capture images of speeders in multiple lanes with precise OCR recognition. Images are mailed along with fines for speeding infractions and cities can choose from multiple violation templates.
Traffic Logix also offers Enforcer Cameras, which capture images and send warnings to speeders. These are ideal for municipalities looking to simply warn drivers to prevent speeding and enhance safety. These are the only speed cameras legal on any street in any state, and do not need to be used exclusively in school zones.
Traffic Logix speed enforcement cameras are the only solar-powered speed cameras on the market, a distinct advantage in sunny Florida. The environmentally friendly option reduces the cameras’ footprint and makes them simple to operate and manage.
The cameras are discreet and simple to mount either on a pole or on a portable trailer for school zones who want to rotate where the cameras are positioned. They can be used on their own or in conjunction with our line of radar speed signs which offer interactive reminders to encourage drivers to slow down.
The cameras can be purchased directly through procurement sources such as Sourcewell and NCPA, eliminating the lengthy process of going to bid and ensuring that you’re receiving a well-researched, quality product. They are manufactured locally in North America.
Safer School Zones, Safer Kids
Traffic Logix is committed to making roads safer for everyone, especially students in school zones. We are pleased at the efforts Florida is making to improve the failing safety in their school zones. We look forward to working with school zones across Florida to help protect school children, prevent crashes in school zones, and improve healthy and safety outcomes across the state.
Together, we can give schools the confidence that they are doing their utmost to protect their students from the dangers of Florida speeding and reckless driving.