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Kent collected $1.2M from school traffic cameras in 2017

May 15, 2018

KENT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington city brought in a record $1.2 million last year in speeding infractions caught by school traffic cameras.

KOMO-TV reports police in Kent, about 20 miles south of Seattle, issued a total of 9,342 tickets last year to drivers caught speeding in four school zones with cameras — Sunrise and Neely O’Brien Elementary Schools and Millennium and Meridian Grade Schools.

Fines start at $124 and can run as much as $248 per violation.

Kent police plan to use about $870,000 of money to buy 14 new police vehicles.

The school traffic camera program started in the city of Kent in 2014.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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