City of Jamestown To Consider Installing Speed Cameras In School Zones

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JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is looking at the possibility of installing speed cameras in school zones.

According to the agenda for Monday’s city council work session meeting, lawmakers will discuss the idea with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist.

State lawmakers previously passed legislation allowing local governments to install speed cameras in school zones in an effort to ramp up pedestrian safety.

Local leaders are considering cameras that would target drivers who go 10 m.p.h. over the posted limit.

Fines would be $50 and the city could receive 64%, $32, of revenue split with the camera’s management group Sensys Gatso.

In return, Sensys Gatso will cover all costs associated with installing and maintaining the cameras.

So far in 2020, police have stopped over 100 vehicles for traffic violations in school zones. That number is down nearly half from 2019, where officers stopped more than 200 vehicles.

The council will be reviewing the proposed resolution and contract with Sensys Gatso during the work session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

A copy of documents released by the city is posted below:

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