Gwinnett County installs cameras intended to crack down on speeding near area schools

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One Lawrenceville city says that nearly everyone who drives by Central Gwinnett High School goes too fast after conducting their recent traffic safety study.

This school year, the school will be introducing new traffic safety cameras, which they hope will deter drivers from speeding.

Central Gwinnett High School is where the most egregious speeding is happening, police say.

Channel Two’s Matt Johnson was in Lawrenceville on Thursday, where the city is trying and crack down on speeding near schools.

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Lawrenceville Police Lt. Jake Parker says two children have been hit by speeding drivers in school zones over the past five years.

“It’s not that they like to speed in the school zone; it is that they’re not paying attention,” Parker said.

Parker says people caught speeding will get warnings for the first month, but after that, there will be fines before and after school hours.

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A Lawrenceville speed study found that 95% of drivers near Central Gwinnett High School were going at least 10 miles per hour over the speed limit in both the morning and afternoon.

School zone speed cameras can be a touchy subject, especially when they’re on during the summer.

All six schools within the city limits are getting cameras nearby this school year because a study found speeding to be an issue at every school.

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