Automated Speed Cameras at Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
Recently cameras were installed to detect speeding vehicles in front of Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, just north of N 130th St. The cameras operate similarly to red light cameras, in that violaters will be sent a ticket. Broadview Thomson was chosen from among 15 schools where speeding continues to be a concern.
The cameras will only issue tickets when the yellow lights are flashing, or in other words before and after school. The tickets issued will be the same as a live police officer would write, to the tune of $189 dollars. The goal of this program is not to issue tickets, but to improve safety and reduce collisions by raising awareness that speeding in school zones is particularly dangerous for children and pedestrians.
Additional information is available at http://mynorthwest.com/11/2118832/Automated-speed-enforcement-cams-turned-on-around-Seattle-schools