Added Apr 13 2012
The following is a summary of the latest changes to the Childrens' Safety Zone Ordinance:
Speed Limits & Hours:
School Zones: Mon – Fri on school days; 7 am – 4 pm; 20 mph when children are
present; 30 mph when not present.
Park Zones: 7 Days a week, 6 am – 11 pm; 30 mph speed limit
30-day warning period when automated enforcement is first established inn a new
safety zone location.
One additional warning for each vehicle for the first time the driver is owner to receive
Fines for 6-10 mph over the posted speed limit set to $35; fines for 11 mph over posted speed limit set to $100.
90 day public service announcement campaign.
Text messaging alerts for those interested in camera locations.
Website with weekly update on camera locations and posted speed limits.
Quarterly report on speeding and accident data, number of tickets issued and fine
Members to include Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Committee and religious, academic, public safety and medical community leaders.
Provides counsel to CDOT on implementation and operation of speed enforcement
program and Children Safety Zones.
Will advise on location of Children Safety Zones and automated speed enforcement.
Limit On Camera Enforcement:
Establishes no more than 20% of approximately 1,500 eligible safety zones can be equipped with automated speed enforcement.
Regional Distribution of Cameras:
CDOT will establish six geographical regions.
No fewer than 10% of speed cameras will be located in each region.
Alderman will be notified by CDOT prior to any installation of speed enforcement
cameras in their wards.