New Florida Law allowing speed cameras in school zones will save lives, reduce injury, and decrease property damage
New Florida law allowing speed cameras in school zones will save lives, reduce injury, and decrease property damage.
Altumint’s speed studies in school zones show that 14% of drivers exceed the speed limit by 10-14mph, and 10% exceed the speed limit by 15+ mph.
LANHAM, MD – [June 14, 2023] – Altumint, Inc., a developer and operator of AI-based traffic safety and enforcement programs for government customers, today praised the passage of HB 657, landmark legislation that aims to enhance safety and reduce traffic violations around schools in Florida.
“This legislation will help make Florida communities safer, saving lives, reducing injuries, and decreasing property damage,” said Lorraine Johnson, Altumint’s Florida Regional Sales Manager.
She added, “With the recent approval of HB 657, we now have the opportunity to enhance traffic safety around school zones significantly, ensuring the protection of our children. Our cutting-edge technology, including school bus stop arm cameras, combined with seamless integration capabilities, will revolutionize traffic management in Florida and serve as a model for other states.”
Altumint’s recent speed studies show consistent levels of speeding in school zones across Florida. On average, 14% of drivers exceed the speed limit by 10-14mph, and 10% exceed the speed limit by 15+ mph. During flashing light times, 54% of drivers are going at least 10mph over the speed limit, and 44% are going at least 15mph over.
Retired Florida Police Chief Brett Railey, who advises Altumint on public safety issues said, “I understand the importance of effective enforcement solutions. Altumint’s automated traffic enforcement solutions have the potential to significantly impact safety, not only in school zones but around school buses, which carry our most precious and vulnerable cargo, our children.”
Railey, who has dedicated his 39-year law enforcement career to improving traffic safety, has served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Florida Police Chiefs Associations Highway Safety Committees and he continues to teach and consult on traffic safety and police management issues across the country.
About Altumint, Inc.
Driven by safety and integrity, Altumint offers a resourceful and adaptive partnership to immediately improve public safety. We engineer, manufacture, and support a visual technology system and citation process using artificial intelligence to capture data on people and vehicles who break the law. We add support and resources for law enforcement to monitor speeding in school zones, work zones, running red lights, and ignoring school bus stop arms—anything compromising community safety. Our expert team provides unmatched customer service and is committed to making responsive changes in technology and processes based on customer and partner feedback. For additional information, please visit our website at www.altumint.com.
About Capitol Meridian Partners
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