City activates speed cameras as students return to school

September 7, 2010

By Staff

The city has reactivated cameras to enforce the speed limit along Second Avenue Southeast, as students returned to Issaquah School District campuses Aug. 31.

Police turned off the cameras for the summer. The cameras operate only from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on school days to enforce the 20 mph speed limit.

The photo-enforcement system — installed across from Clark Elementary School near the intersection of Second Avenue Southeast and Southeast Evans Street — uses roadway sensors to alert the cameras to speeding vehicles.

The system includes a pair of cameras to record video of the violation and snap a photo of a speeding vehicle’s rear license plate. Drivers receive the violation in the mail about 14 days after the incident.

The infraction is a noncriminal offense, similar to a parking ticket, and does not become part of a driver’s record.

What to know
Speeders can view photos and video of incidents at Learn more about the cameras at the city website,, or call 837-3170 for more information.
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