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Drive safely, two school zone speed cameras will go live Wednesday

Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 19:36:03-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Monday two school zone speed cameras will go live Wednesday.

The school zone cameras on Delaware Avenue outside of Canisius High School and Stanley Makowski School on Jefferson Avenue will be turned on Wednesday.

Mayor Brown says blinking lights will alert motorists that the cameras are live.

For about a month, the city has been sending out warnings to drivers who exceed the 15 mph school zone speed limit. That warning period is now over, but before two of the cameras go live, the city wants to clarify a major distinction.

If you're driving in a school zone, the camera can, by law only ticket you if you're going over 26 mph, even if it's a 15mph zone. Police can ticket you for going any speed over 15mph.

Mayor Brown says over the course of the last month, the city has collected data that shows the majority of drivers are just now in compliance.

The city says more than 90,000 drivers received warning letters in the mail.