At the Tallahassee City Commission retreat on Wednesday, Tallahassee Police Department Chief Lawrence Revell told officials that his department was looking at installing school zone speed detection devices.
A new Florida law gives cities and counties the ability to set up cameras to ticket and fine speeders in school zones. The law passed in 2023 and authorizes the use of the cameras to ticket drivers who go more than 10 miles an hour over the limit when the lights are flashing and 30 minutes before and after.
In Hillsborough County, cameras will placed in 29 locations based on input from the school district. Drivers caught going more than 10 mph over the posted school zone speed limit will receive a $100 fine.
Chief Revell noted that TPD is researching potential vendors to help implement the project.
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