Kent Police reactivate school zone speed cameras | Update

Cameras are at six elementary schools; fines are $136 or $248 based on speed

With students returning to schools, Kent Police cameras will be back in action in school zones to catch speeders starting April 19. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

With students returning to schools, Kent Police cameras will be back in action in school zones to catch speeders starting April 19. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Kent’s school zone speed cameras are back in action at six elementary schools.

With the return this week of in-person learning, school zone speed cameras are being reactivated to help keep kids safe at the crosswalk, according to Kent Police on Tuesday, April 13.

Police will review speeders caught on camera and issue a $136 fine for a vehicle exceeding the 20 mph school speed limit by 1 to 9 mph and issue a $248 fine for speeds of 10 mph or faster above the speed limit. The cameras operate for 30 minutes in the morning before school and 30 minutes in the afternoon after school.

The city uses ticket revenue to help fund various police purchases, including new police vehicles.

Cameras are installed near the following elementary schools and are clearly marked with signs:

• Neely-O’Brien Elementary

6300 S. 236th St.

8:20-8:50 a.m., 12:10-12:40 p.m.

• Sunrise Elementary

22300 132nd Ave. SE

8:20-8:50 a.m., 12:10-12:40 p.m.

• Meridian Elementary

25621 140th Ave. SE (on SE 256th St.)

8:50-9:20 a.m., 12:40-1:10 p.m.

• Millennium Elementary

11919 SE 270th St. (on 124th Ave. SE)

8:50-9:20 a.m., 12:40-1:10 p.m.

• Meadow Ridge Elementary

27710 108th Ave. SE

8:05-8:35 a.m., 11:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

• Springbrook Elementary

20035 100th Ave. SE

8:35-9:05 a.m., 12:25-12:55 p.m.

Editor’s Note: The city of Kent announced April 12 the cameras would be reactivated April 19. Kent Police announced April 13 the cameras are reactivated now.


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