The good news is that school zone 20MPH signs with flashing yellow lights and radar speed display went up in the last day or so. This alone is worth applauding. [Applause]
The bad news is that people are still driving fast -- well over 20 MPH during the school zone hours. Here are my recommendations:
- While the yellow flashing lights are only on during the school zone hours, we should leave the radar speed display operating 24hrs. The speed you are traveling should flash if you are traveling more than 20 MPH during the school zone hours (when the yellow lights are flashing). It should do the same when drivers are traveling over 30MPH during non school hours.
- We should have frequent police ticket writing campaigns -- we could pay for the officer with the ticket revenue. We need a lot of tickets to be issued in the beginning to send a message and then random ticketing over time (once people know that the police often enforce the school zone).
- Let's add a camera to the sign, disintermediate the ticket writing officer, and have the tickets mailed directly to violators.