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$189 school zone speeding tickets hit the mail later this month

Posted by Mike on November 13th, 2012

We had a slew of comments last month when the city turned on school zone speeding cameras outside Olympic View Elementary School.

So far only warning tickets have been sent.

But today our news partner The Seattle Times is reporting that real tickets will begin Monday, Nov. 26. To the tune of $189 a pop.

Starting Monday, Nov. 26, $189 tickets will be automatically mailed to registered owners of vehicles caught speeding past cameras installed in four Seattle school zones. Those zones are near Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Olympic View Elementary and Gatewood Elementary.

The local cameras are on Fifth Avenue Northeast, just west of the school at 504 N.E. 95th St. The city says they will only photograph speeders’ license plates when warning lights are flashing.

Read the full Times story here.



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8 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 An Observer // Nov 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Money grab, plain and simple.
    They will “allow” this ticket to not show up on your insurance record. How kind.

    What’s next? Let’s put these up on Roosevelt for the three schools there, just think of the revenue.

    Remember, these are the same crooks who did not want to allow people to pay parking meters via Iphone because it cost the City “Revenue Opportunities” in the form of more parking tickets.

    If it quacks like a duck…

  • 2 Tim // Nov 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Here’s an idea if you don’t like the “money grab”:
    Don’t speed. The city won’t get any money, you won’t get a ticket, and we’ll all have safer streets.

  • 3 My Other Car's the Tardis // Nov 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    @An Observer. Don’t want a ticket? Don’t speed–plain and simple.

  • 4 Local resident, live on 5th Ave. // Nov 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I am very glad the cameras are set up. In an ideal world, everyone would follow the rules set up to promote safety. In reality, some people only respond to the threat of getting a ticket and a hefty fine. So be it. I walk my dogs daily, crossing 5th at intersections but not necessarily at a light. I frequently experience people speeding down 5th, failing to stop for pedestrians to cross. It is a miracle more people, children, and dogs are not hurt. Anymore, I wait for cars to come to a full stop before crossing because I just can’t trust that they actually will stop. Slowing traffic back down to the posted speed limit will actually help. Now, if someone could just figure out how to get cameras to catch the drivers who are texting while they are driving…..

  • 5 Speed Demon (not actually) // Nov 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Does anyone know what if any the tolerance on these cameras are? For example, if I’m driving at 21 mph will I get a ticket?

  • 6 me // Nov 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I just came by to sample the butthurt…
    mmm.. thats nice…

    Don’t speed maybe?

  • 7 Dan // Nov 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Aesthetically these really look great! The lights, signs, cameras, camera flashes and metal structures really blend into the look and feel of the neighborhood.

  • 8 Kristin // Nov 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Actually living next to one of these cameras is pure hell…it went on last night and it was like living in a photographer’s studio all night – flashes constantly. It made it impossible to watch television or even to sleep. I call DOT this morning to complain as they are being set off by almost every car going by – even outside of school hours.