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Lawrenceville shares School Zone Enforcement Cameras program data

By Lawson Smith Anchor/Reporter
The city of Lawrenceville announced Monday that its School Zone Enforcement Cameras program has led to notable improvements in the community. 
 
First implemented in August 2022, the program has delivered a 92.5% reduction in speeding incidents and a 50% reduction in accidents occurring in designated school zones. 
 
 "The City of Lawrenceville is dedicated to safeguarding our community members as they travel throughout our city, especially in our school zones,” Lawrenceville Police Chief John Mullin, said.  “Achieving a 92.5% reduction within just 24 months is commendable and in line with our mission of building a safer Lawrenceville.”
 
The program's success has also seen an 80% overall reduction in injuries since 2021, with significant reductions at Winn Holt Elementary and Discovery High School, each reporting six accidents in 2021, reduced to zero accidents in 2023.
 
Violations are issued to drivers who exceed the posted speed limit by over 11 mph during school zone hours, according to a release from the city. The city ensures compliance by monitoring the Gwinnett County Traffic Control system daily to confirm school zone light activations.
 
The city raised awareness for the program by including regular updates on the city’s school zone speed cameras webpage, annual communications with all affected schools,social media campaigns, text alerts, utility inserts, newspaper ads, press releases, and inclusion in the city newsletter. Additionally, informational materials in English and Spanish were distributed digitally and in print to schools and the community.
 
 
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