From the Times:
Starting Monday, Nov. 26, $189 tickets will be automatically mailed to
registered owners of vehicles caught speeding past cameras installed in
four Seattle school zones. Those zones are near Broadview-Thomson K-8
School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Olympic View Elementary and
Before setting up the new speed cameras, the department coordinated
with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) last year to
analyze which school zones could benefit most, Doss said. Despite the
installation of more than 50 sets of flashing yellow beacons in school
zones across the city, speeding was a persistent problem around several
schools. Eventually four areas were chosen for the speed cameras.
School principals were contacted about the pilot program and
supportive of it, according to police spokesman Jeff Kappel.