Automated speed enforcement is a proven technology. Speed camera systems use lasers to detect and photograph speeding vehicles. Then, after a specially trained officer views the photos and confirms the violations, drivers receive their tickets by mail.
The Georgia code currently does not authorize the use of cameras to ticket speeders. Bills that authorize ticketing by speed cameras have passed both the state House and the Senate, but never in the same year. People who oppose speed cameras often misunderstand or distort the facts. Automated speed enforcement saves lives and money. In communities that use camera enforcement technology, violations have dropped by as much as 60 percent.
You can learn more about automated enforcement from this excellent video and answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Identify your Georgia State Representatives by typing your zip code into the search form on the Congress.org website. Then, contact your state representatives to let them know you want Georgia to authorize the use of speed cameras (photo speed enforcement) by local governments.
Inform them that communities that use camera enforcement technology have seen violations drop by as much as 60 percent. Remind them that police enforcement of speed in school zones, work zones and neighborhoods is inefficient and costly. Tell your representatives it’s time Georgia communities were authorized to use speed cameras — a proven, effective technology.