The City of Tukwila will begin its school zone speed camera program to encourage safe driving in school zones on October 1, 2021 with two cameras in the 4500 blk S. 144th St. The school zone speed camera enforcement program will begin with a 30-day warning period starting September 1st. This will give motorists time to change their driving habits before actual payable citations begin. If you have questions regarding the program during the warning period, please contact the Tukwila Police Department at 206-433-1808 and request to speak with the Traffic Unit Sergeant.
While enforcement is the best way to get drivers to comply with any law, it is impossible for police to be at every school zone. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States, which accounted for 17% of all traffic fatalities in 2018. This equates to a traffic-related pedestrian death every 84 minutes according to the US Department of Transportation.
Signs “Photo Enforced” will be clearly posted in the school zone and monitored while school beacons are flashing during the school day with advanced photo enforcement technology. The monitoring system captures photos and videos of vehicles that speed above 20 mph in the school zone.
If a driver speeds, the driver receives a Notice of Infraction from the Tukwila Police Department sent to the car’s registered owner (beginning on October 1, 2021). Photo evidence will be on the Notice of Infraction and all photo and video evidence will be available online at https://zerofatality.com/ for the driver to review. During the 30-day warning period beginning September 1, 2021, drivers will receive the same violation notice but “Warning” will be stamped across the violation.