Redmond school starting year with speed-measuring cameras

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by ROBERTA ROMERO / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 7 at 6:17 AM

REDMOND, Wash. -- A mix of commuters heading to work and kids walking to school can be dangerous. One Redmond school has a new tool to try and keep students safe.

In the Redmond School District, police have installed traffic safety cameras outside Einstein Elementary School. The cameras are just one more tactic to monitor drivers who may be speeding in school zones.

The cameras are special because they can measure speed. If you're caught by the camera, expect to pay. Speeding in a school zone in Remond is a minimum $124 fine. Failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks is a $124 fine. And passing a school bus when its red lights are flashing will cost drivers $394.

Redmond isn't the only city using these special types of safety cameras. Bellevue, Lynnwood, Federal Way and Tacoma also uses them.

 

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