Cameras catch 6,000 speeders near 4 Seattle schools

Cameras catch 6,000 speeders near 4 Seattle schools

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Cameras catch 6,000 speeders near 4 Seattle schools

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Seattle is extending a warning period for speeders near four Seattle schools after new cameras caught almost 6,000 speeders since they went online Nov. 1.

"We were surprised," Mayor Mike McGinn told The Seattle Times.

The cameras were installed near Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Gatewood Elementary and Olympic View Elementary.

Starting Dec. 10, the registered owners of vehicles caught going more than 20 mph in those school zones when the beacons flash will get a $189 ticket mailed to them. That could generate between $2 million and $4 million for the city if there are as many speeders as there were this month.

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