New Speed Camera Placed in Bainbridge School Zones

New Speed Camera Placed in Bainbridge School Zones

South Georgia is seeing an increase in the number of speed cameras in school zones. Bainbridge now utilizes a similar system. The district’s new academic year began on Wednesday, and that system, known as Blue Line Solutions, went into operation.

At Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Middle School, Hutto Elementary School, Jones Wheat Primary School, and West Bainbridge Elementary School, there are speed cameras.

At the beginning and end of each school day, when the school lights are flashing, drivers must slow down. The speed limit will be enforced by the cameras throughout the school day in order to maintain a safe environment for the students.

“We’re not looking to make money. We’re attempting to do the best thing for our children in the school system,” said Bainbridge Public Safety chief Redell Walton.

Letitia Austin, a concerned local, claimed she frequently sees dangers in school zones.

“Children running across the street with no kind of safety in place, cars speeding through,” she said.

According to a speed study, the school district as a whole issued more than 3,000 tickets per week for driving too fast through school zones. in 2022, a near-fatal accident involving a student raised even more concerns. A high school student was involved in that incident; they were crossing the street close to Bainbridge High School when they were hit by a car.

That student made it through. Now, according to Walton, the new speed cameras have been installed to prevent that from ever happening again.

“It could have been a lot worse, and we’re trying to get it to the point where there are no accidents, no injuries, no speeding,” Walton said.

Principal of Bainbridge Middle School David Kirkland concurs with that statement.

“The presence of these cameras helps deter them, slow them down and better safeguard our students crossing the street,” Kirkland said.

As of right now, there is a 30-day grace period during which infractions will only result in a warning. Citations will, however, start to be issued after September 11.

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Source: walb

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