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AUTOMATED PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM - SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMERAS

I RECEIVED A NOTICE OF INFRACTION - WHAT NOW?

If you received a notice of infraction in the mail for speeding in a school zone, you can view the images and video of your vehicle at ViolationInfo.com

The fine for speeding in an active school zone is $234.

You must use the Notice # and PIN printed on the front of the notice you received to log in.

Questions? Contact:
Chris Steel | chris.steel@seattle.gov | 206-733-9809

Every year more than 4,000 collisions are caused by speeding in our city and photo enforcement of the school zone speed limit is just one approach to addressing this problem on Seattle streets. Driving at or below 20 MPH gives people driving and children walking more time to see each other and react. Our goal is to improve safety for everyone. To learn more about Seattle’s efforts to improve road safety, visit www.seattle.gov/visionzero.
In December 2012, the City of Seattle began using fixed cameras to enforce the 20 MPH school zone speed limit at four elementary schools. The program expanded in September 2014 to an additional five schools and in September 2015 to five more schools for a total of 14 schools with speed photo enforcement.
The speed cameras only operate when the school zone flashing beacons are in operation. The flashing beacon schedule is set by the Seattle Department of Transportation based on when students will be arriving and leaving school grounds. The 2015/2016 schedule is located at the following address: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/BeaconSchedule2015-16.pdf

School Name School Zone Year Activated

Olympic View Elementary

*NB 5th Ave NE @ Olympic View Elementary
*SB 5th Ave NE @ Olympic View Elementary

December 2012

Broadview-Thomson K-8

*NB Greenwood Ave N @ Broadview-Thomson K-8
*SB Greenwood Ave N @ Broadview-Thomson K-8

December 2012

Gatewood Elementary

*NB Fauntleroy Ave SW @ Gatewood Elementary
*SB Fauntleroy Ave SW @ Gatewood Elementary

December 2012

Thurgood Marshall Elementary

*NB MLK Jr Way S @ Thurgood Marshall Elementary
*SB MLK Jr Way S @ Thurgood Marshall Elementary

December 2012

Holy Family Elementary

*EB SW Roxbury St @ Holy Family Elementary
*WB SW Roxbury St @ Holy Family Elementary

September 2014

Roxhill Elementary

*EB SW Roxbury St @ Roxhill Elementary
* WB SW Roxbury St @ Roxhill Elementary

September 2014

Dearborn Elementary

*EB S Orca St @ Dearborn Elementary
*WB S Orca St @ Dearborn Elementary

September 2014

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

*WB E Yesler Way @ Bailey Gatzert Elementary

September 2014

Eckstein Middle School

*EB NE 75th St @ Eckstein School
*WB NE 75th St @ Eckstein School

September 2014

STEM at Boren

*NB Delridge Way @ STEM at Boren
*SB Delridge Way @ STEM at Boren

September 2015

Montlake Elementary

*NB 24th Ave E @ Montlake Elementary
*SB 24th Ave E @ Montlake Elementary

September 2015

Mercer Middle School

*WB S. Columbian Way @ Mercer Middle School
*SB 15th Ave S @ Mercer Middle School

September 2015

Northgate Elementary

*SB 1st Ave @ Northgate Elementary

September 2015

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

*NB Boren Ave S @ Bailey Gatzert Elementary
*SB Boren Ave S @ Bailey Gatzert Elementary

September 2015

Rainier View Elementary

*NB Beacon Ave S @ Rainier View Elementary
*SB Beacon Ave S @ Rainier View Elementary

September 2015

 

School Enforcement

HOw do the cameras work?

The speed cameras operate by using digital signal processing and in-ground point-to-point loop detectors to make multiple measurements of a vehicle as it passes through the school speed zone. The vehicle’s speed is calculated based off the time it takes to travel between the loop detectors. The cameras are connected to the school zone beacons and only operate when the beacons are flashing. If the beacons are not flashing, then drivers will not be issued citations.
Photos of the vehicle and the vehicle license plate taken at the time the vehicle was detected speeding in a school zone are filed along with a notice of infraction in Seattle Municipal Court. The photographic images and video are available online at www.ViolationInfo.com.

Photos and videos of violation events are sent electronically from the traffic safety camera system to the ATS data center where they are reviewed against criteria established by the Seattle Police Department. Events that clearly are not violations are rejected at the data center. Events that appear to be a violation are forwarded to trained officers in the SPD Traffic Section, who authorize issuance of citations for those deemed in violation, review events that appear to meet SPD criteria.

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