Speed Cameras Located Half-A-Mile From Schools
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:11 PM EDT
At the intersection of Lake and Charles, there's no mistaking you're in a school zone.
But it is a school zone where you cannot find a school. But what you will find is a speed camera, which is only allowed to operate within a half-mile of a school.
In this case, the school is around the corner at the bottom of the hill and a third of a mile away.
FOX45 wanted to know how many students use the school zone. At the end of one school day, FOX45 kept watch for one hour capturing the lights changing, the cars raving, the speed camera watching, but not once did a student cross the stretch of Charles.
The city insists that speed cameras scattered throughout the city are slowing traffic and reducing crashes.