School speed zone safety cameras coming to six schools

To reduce speeding and improve safety for school children, contractors working for the City of Seattle will begin installing speed enforcement cameras for six schools starting Monday, June 15.

The cameras will be located at the following locations:

  • 15th Avenue S and S Columbian Way for Mercer Middle School
  • Delridge Way SW for K-5 STEM at Boren
  • 24th Avenue E for Montlake Elementary School
  • Beacon Avenue S for Rainier View Elementary School
  • Boren Avenue for Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
  • 1st Avenue NE for Northgate Elementary School

Once functional the cameras will take photos of vehicles that exceed the school zone speed limit of 20 m.p.h., and drivers will receive citations in the mail. The school zone speed limit is in effect for approximately one hour in the morning as students arrive at school and one hour in the afternoon when students are dismissed. Flashing beacons have been installed to emphasize the times when the school zone speed limit is in effect.

The camera installation work will occur from June through August. Seattle Police will issue warnings for 30 days beginning September 9 and will start issuing citations on October 9.

Seattle is committed to a Vision Zero goal of eliminating serious injuries and fatalities on its streets. Through smarter street designs, targeted enforcement, and education, the City will ensure that our streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities. School speed zone safety cameras play an important role by enhancing safety for the most vulnerable