Youngstown police clocking speeders in school zones

The officer-manned cameras will be set up in school zones beginning at 7 a.m. and be operational until classes start

Speed cameras are set up in school zones in Youngstown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police have their traffic cameras out Monday, keeping an eye on drivers around the city’s schools.

The officer-manned cameras will be set up in school zones beginning at 7 a.m. and be operational until classes start.

The City of Youngstown has been using the laser traffic cameras since July 2015. Police officers man the cameras, which are similar to radar guns and are used to catch and fine speeders by capturing images of the speeders’ license plates on the cameras. Those people are then sent speeding tickets in the mail.

The cost of a ticket for someone going 13 mph over the 20 mph speed limit in school zones will be $100. It will be $120 for someone going between 14 and 19 mph over the posted speed limit. The cost will be $150 for anyone going more than 20 mph over the speed limit.

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