SAVANNA, GA (WSAV) – Slow down, you’re driving in the school area. Pay attention to these neon signs when you take your kids to K-8 School on Hope Island starting next month.
Starting March 1, drivers will receive speeding warnings throughout the month, according to the Chatham County Police Department (CCPD). After that, drivers will receive tickets.
The cameras will wake up an hour before school starts and remain active until an hour after school ends. The CCPD says drivers who exceed the speed limit by 10 miles per hour will receive tickets.
The officer will watch the video from the surveillance cameras and mail the ticket to the violator. The first tickets must pay $ 100, the next – $ 125. Violators will not lose points from the license.
However, violators will not be able to restore the tags or hand over the car if they refuse to pay for the ticket.
The cameras were activated at Georgetown K-8, Mae Howard Elementary, Coastal Middle, Marshpoint Elementary and St. Andrews School in late August 2021.