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School speed cameras go live February 12 in Front Royal

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) reports that speed enforcement cameras will go live Monday February 12 around local schools.

After a 2023 study showed an alarming 15,383 citations were issued for speeding in school zones in a four-day period the action was taken.

As we reported earlier in the year Front Royal have placed cameras at A.S. Rhodes and Ressie Jeffries Elementary Schools as well as Skyline and Warren County Middle Schools.

After they go live a 30-day warning period will go into effect.

Cameras are going to photograph any vehicle going 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

The registered owner of that vehicle will receive a warning in the mail until March 18.

After March 18 citations and fines will be issued for violating the speed limit in a school zone.

This warning or grace period is an attempt to get drivers to change their habits around schools.

There will be signs with the posted speed limit and feedback signs will be in place if not already that show your current speed.

It is not the intension of the Front Royal Police Department to issue citations.

The grace period is an attempt to get drivers to be more aware of their speed in school zones.

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