Today is the first day of classes in the Edmonds School District and that means the speed enforcement cameras have been turned on again.
The cameras are located near Lynnwood Elementary on 44th Avenue. West and in front of the school zone on 168th Street SW that covers Meadowdale High, Middle and Elementary schools, as well as Beverly Elementary.
In June the Lynnwood City Council made some changes to how the cameras operate. They will be turned on from 60 minutes before the start of school to 30 minutes after the start of school, and 30 minutes before the end of school to 60 minutes after. That means drivers won’t be ticketed in the middle of the day. Previously, the cameras operated from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The city also installed push-to-activate lights at both school zones, and added signs that read “or when flashing” to indicate when speed limits will be in effect.
This is the second school year the speed cameras are being used.