Senate passes Quezada bill requiring signs in automated school speed enforcement zones, regulates fines
STATE HOUSE — The Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. Ana B. Quezada (D-Dist. 2, Providence) that would require special signage in school zones where an automated speed enforcement system is in use.
The legislation (2018-S 2688A) would provide for a specific signage size of three feet by four feet at the locations, and would provide for graduated monetary fines for violations.
“This legislation would tighten the language in the legislation that regulates automated speed enforcement systems in school zones so the penalties are more reasonable and the signs will make it clear that the system is in use,” said Senator Quezada. “The legislation also includes language specifying that the system could only be used Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and that it would not operate between July 1 and Aug. 15.”
Under the legislation a person’s court records for violations would be expunged every three years from the date of a motorist’s first offense. Violations would not be reflected on a person’s driving record. Violators would be fined $50 for each offense.
The measure now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903