Speed cameras will not be placed in Panama City school zones right now

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Panama City commissioners tabled a decision on speed cameras in school zones.

They approved the first reading of the proposal a month ago. It would allow a company named Red Speed to install the cameras, which would be activated 30 minutes before school starts and stay on until 30 minutes after school ends.

Anyone going 10 miles an hour or higher than the posted speed limit could receive a $100 speeding ticket through the mail.

Commissioners said they recognize the speeding problem, but don’t believe the cameras are the answer.

“It’s very important that we protect privacy at the same time we protect our kids and so [what] we’re putting out as an expectation is guys look there is an inevitable push that’s going to be to camera things and to do things like that and we really just need to be good citizens, slow down, pay attention to your surroundings and put down your cell phone,” Panama City Commissioner Josh Street said.

Commissioner Street said this won’t be discussed again until at least the 2025-2026 school year.

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