Roswell, GA OKs school zone speed cameras, mailing fines to drivers

If the safety of children isn’t enough to slow down thousands of drivers near schools, maybe a $75 fine will work.

That’s what the Roswell City Council is hoping. Council members unanimously voted Monday to sign a contract with a company that will install speed cameras outside schools, record those going over the speed limit and mail offenders a fine after identifying their license plate numbers.

Roswell joins about 20 other cities in Georgia, including Gwinnett County’s Duluth and Lilburn, that contract with Illinois-based RedSpeed USA to ticket drivers. The service is free to the cities, but RedSpeed gets 35% of the ticket revenue. The rest is kept by the city and must be used for public safety.