Delaware House bill would plant speeding cameras near school and work zones

    A bill passed yesterday by a Delaware House committee would bring speed cameras to some school and work zones in the state.

    House Bill 66 proposes automated video radar within a quarter mile of school and work zones to catch speeding drivers and deliver tickets.

    But because the Delaware Department of Transportation opposes the bill due to the cost of related traffic studies, no state roads would be included. DelDOT maintains 89 percent of the state’s highways, secondary roads and suburban streets in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, as the Wilmington News Journal reports.

    The bill would issue $75 tickets to violators, but doesn’t put penalties on their licenses. One of the goals is to cut work for Wilmington’s strained police department so officers can focus their priorities elsewhere.

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