Children are Unpredictable

According to Children’s Safety Network, every year, an average of 67,124 child pedestrians are injured. 704 of those child pedestrians die. ALL children are pedestrians at some point. Between 2017-2020, 2,409 children and adolescents died from pedestrian injuries.

The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, says young children are at a higher risk for pedestrian injury and death because they don’t understand traffic rules and risks. In addition, parents and caregivers often overestimate their children’s traffic knowledge and skills. The maturity level of children younger than 10 years makes them unable to correctly gauge the speed of vehicles putting them at greater risk for injury and death.

Speeding in School Zones? There’s No Excuse

Because children are unpredictable, there’s no excuse for speeding in school zones when we know children are present. Speed is a major factor in how serious a crash is and whether a pedestrian will live or die. For example, a pedestrian hit at 30mph is 50% more likely to die. Increasing your speed from 30 to 40 miles per hour can almost double the likelihood of death or serious injury in a crash, where only one in ten people will survive. 

graphic of miles per hour and how many pedestrians will survive a collision with a vehicle
We know speed is a major factor in whether a pedestrian survives being hit by a vehicle or not.

Florida’s New LAW Allows Speed Detection Systems

Anyone captured on a camera driving at least 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone will face a $100 fine, according to the new law from HB 657, a portion of which must go back to the school:

  • $60 for local public safety initiatives, including speed detection systems in school zones
  • $12 toward school security and transportation initiatives
  • $5 to recruit and retain crossing guards
  • $23 goes to the Department of Revenue

Contact our Experts

We’re now offering School Zone Speed Camera studies to our Florida communities at no cost to you. We’re the only Florida-based company and we follow Florida Law. Let’s find out which school zones need speed detection systems to keep our children safe.

We’ll be conducting studies for Florida agencies when schools go back in August. Sign up now by contacting our experts.

Click here to find out about the new Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits Law and then Let’s Discuss Next Steps for School Zone Speed Limit Enforcement to keep our children safe.

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Contact our experts at 888-666-4218, Ext. 6 or 407-789-3607, ext 6, [email protected]