Carencro school zones will be reinforced with cameras
People speeding through school zones in Carencro will soon receive a ticket for their problem.
The city of Carencro is trying to make its school zones safer for children by installing speed cameras in all schools in the city, Police Chief David Anderson said.
The cameras are only installed in school zones and will only work during school zone hours, Anderson said. The fines are “considerably” lower than the usual fines for speeding in a school zone and will be treated as a civil proceeding, he said.
Carencro uses Blue line solutions, a Tennessee photo-app company that focuses its business on school zone app. In exchange for installing the system, the company gets a reduction in fines, but it will be an employee of Carencro who will process and verify the catches, the violation will not appear in your case and the appeals will be dealt with by the municipal court of Carencro, the chef says.
“Our number one complaint at Carencro is speeding in neighborhoods and school zones,” Anderson said. “But we just don’t have the manpower to have someone sitting in every school zone every morning and every afternoon. It helps us.”
It wasn’t something that happened overnight, Anderson said.
“An ordinance was passed earlier this year after we did a lot of research on it,” Anderson said. “It is not a lucrative business for the city of Carencro. It is to help our schools and ensure the safety of our children. Many children in Carencro still walk to school.”
Once the cameras are on, there will be a 30-day grace period, Anderson said.
“Once they are operational, we will send out warnings for the next month,” he said.
Anderson said that while studies he had performed showed a very high number of speeders in Carencro school zones, he expects compliance fairly quickly.
“I don’t think we’re going to have a lot of them,” he said. “And my biggest goal is to have no violations. It’s my number one goal, to have no tickets issued in these school zones.”
Anderson said he much prefers motorists to voluntarily comply with the city’s school zones.