Key Initiatives

School Zone Cameras

As part of the Ren’gia Majors School Zone Safety Program, cameras monitor speeds in 10 school zones. Between September 2020 and May 2021, South Fulton saw the number of speeding cases in those areas plummet by 92 percent.

Officials launched the Ren’gia Majors School Zone Safety Program in late 2019. The initiative is named for an 11-year-old Sandtown Middle School student who was killed in February of that year when a speeding vehicle struck the car in which she was riding in front of the school. 

City officials partnered with Blue Line Solutions to manage the program, which also reduced the number of cars traveling through school zones.

According to data gathered by Blue Line Solutions, the number of drivers cited for speeding plunged from 38,315 before cameras were turned on last September to 2,798 when the school year ended in May. Also, during the reporting period, overall traffic through the school zones declined by 22 percent – or just over 22,000 vehicles. 

Following Georgia law, the cameras monitor speeds and issue citations during the regular school day on weekdays. For an hour before and after students arrive at and leave school, a speed limit of 25 mph is in effect in all school zones. Flashing lights alert drivers to those times.

During the rest of the day, drivers are required to follow posted speed limits, which vary among the school zones. Drivers caught speeding are fined $100 for first offenses and $150 for subsequent violations.

program success


Speed Study Data by Project Phase

 

SPEEDING VEHICLES (5-DAY STUDY TOTALS)

 

 

 

 

PRE-IMPLEMENTATION

PI&E/WARNING

ENFORCEMENT

END OF WINTER BREAK 2020-2021

END OF 2021 SCHOOL SESSION

 % REDUCTION BY SCHOOL

A. PHILIP/SANDTOWN

 7,410 

 2,353 

 1,198 

1,055

724

90%

ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN

 920 

 182 

 78 

78

70

92%

BETHUNE/MCNAIR

 2,091 

 887 

 678 

365

123

94%

CLIFTONDALE

 5,039 

 1,739 

 637 

411

212

96%

EVOLINE C. WEST

 3,711 

 2,154 

 521 

346

197

95%

FELDWOOD

 4,404 

 1,994 

 1,109 

694

587

87%

LOVE T. NOLAN

 3,080 

 1,287 

 914 

559

290

91%

SEABORN LEE

 2,025 

 1,023 

 477 

325

 170

92%

STONEWALL TELL

 4,770 

 1,281 

 779 

458

285

94%

WESTLAKE

 4,865 

 1,084 

 526 

 426

140

97%

TOTAL

38,315

13,984

6,917

 4,717

 2,798


PROGRAM AVERAGE

3,832

1,398

692

 472

 280


% REDUCTION PER PHASE


64%

18%

 6%

5%


% TOTAL REDUCTION

 

 


 

 93%