The city of Hagerstown announced the reduction of the speed limit on Hagers Crossing Drive from 30 to 25 miles per hour. With the recent addition of Jonathan Hager Elementary School, the speed limit has been adjusted to comply with traffic safety policies within school zones in the city. A speed camera has been on this road since March of 2017. Read/Watch the full article at LocalDVM.
The city had, more than a decade earlier, set up an illegal speed trap in front of Thompson Ranch Elementary School on Thompson Ranch Road north of Grand Avenue. Then, years later, the city installed photo enforcement cameras in front of the school. For a period of time from late 2016 to early 2017, the city issued citations on a stretch of the road where the speed limit dropped more than 10 mph, a violation of state law.
Democrat Andrew Gounardes dethroned longtime Republican incumbent Marty Golden, who may have been hurt by his resistance to the city’s school zone speed camera program. […] Rallying with safe streets advocates Wednesday, Gounardes predicted swift action on speed cameras come January under the leadership of new Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “The Democratic conference all supported extending the speed camera program this past session,” Gounardes said. “This is a no-brainer for us.
“Technical errors in legal challenge allows Seattle, Washington to avoid $10 million in speed camera refunds.” Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com.
A state Senate bill to allow New York City to install more cameras on streets near schools to catch speeding drivers has won the support of a major holdout, state Sen. Marty Golden, who announced that he is backing the legislation following a meeting he had with transportation safety advocates. Read the full article at Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
School bus camera company enmeshed in federal corruption scandal rebrands itself to continue doing business with local governments. Read the full article from TheNewspaper.
The city of Kent, WA collected a record $1.2 million in 2017 from drivers caught speeding by cameras in four school zones. Read the full article at Kent Reporter.