*Except in unusual circumstances and as justified by a traffic engineering study, a school zone adjacent to a school should not exceed 500 feet approaching or beyond the school or the school activity. Where that activity is a school crossing only, the school zone typically should end a short distance beyond the crossing.
Refer to SHA’s Guidelines for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Systems in School Zones (PDF, 1MB) for additional information.
Refer to SHA’s Guidelines for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Systems in School Zones (PDF, 1 MB) for additional information on the application process.
Once SHA has approved the use of the speed camera at the proposed location, the County must notify the municipal corporation of SHA’s approval. The County must also grant the municipal corporation 60 days from the date of notice to enact an ordinance authorizing the use of the speed camera by the municipal corporation instead of the County.
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