The Maple Leaf Community Council has good news regarding traffic safety at Olympic View Elementary:
We learned last week that an automated camera radar enforcement system will be permanently installed on 5th Avenue NE near Olympic View Elementary. These units are like the automatic red light cameras, but focused on speeders. Those caught speeding will receive citations in the mail.
The radar cameras will be placed between the flashing “School Zone” lights. They should be installed, barring construction problems, in August or early September to be operational when the school year begins.
Thank you very much to all the Olympic View Elementary parents and neighboring residents who wrote emails and complained about speeds. You were right. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) data show speeds during school zone hours at Olympic View Elementary were among the 5 worst in the city.