Providence School Zone Speeding Tickets Dismissed

Mar 6, 2018

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Many of the hundreds of people who are fighting speeding tickets in Providence as the result of cameras set up near school zones will not have to pay them.

Frank Caprio, Municipal Court Judge, dismissed many of the tickets. He said they did not properly identify the speed limit and were difficult to read.

A Republican State Representative from East Greenwich introduced a bill that would prohibit using traffic cameras to issue tickets.  According to the bill, "this act would repeal the Rhode Island automated traffic violation monitoring system act of 2005 and the Rhode Island automated school zone speed enforcement system act of 2016 authorizing the use of sensors which produce images of motor vehicles violating traffic laws."

More than 12,000 tickets were issued in 33 days as a result of the cameras set up near the schools.