As if they shouldn’t have already, Canisius commuters now have extra incentive to drive slowly in city school zones, several of which are close to campus.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced in a press release on Monday that two speed cameras installed at 1180 Delaware Ave., in front of Canisius High School, and at 1095 Jefferson Ave., in front of the Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center, are now live with flashing beacons.
If a car is captured driving more than 11 miles over the 15 miles-per-hour speed limit while the beacons are flashing, the owner of the vehicle will automatically be issued a $50 fine.
“My administration has consistently stated the program will pursue two goals: first, to protect the lives of children by lowering the speed of moving vehicles around their schools. Simply put, speed kills,” Mayor Brown said in the press release.
These beacons will only flash at certain times of the day: one hour before the start of school and one hour after the end of the school day.
The two cameras with beacons are not the only ones installed close to Canisius. Cameras have been placed in front of P.S. 61 at 694 Kensington Avenue, in front of the Buffalo History Museum/McKinley High School at 1463 Elmwood Avenue and north of Canisius High School at 1236 Delaware Ave.
Each of these locations is within five minutes of Canisius College by car. Around 14 cameras will be installed in total, all with flashing beacons, in the coming weeks.
SOCIAL: Take note, Canisius Commuters. The City of Buffalo has installed speed cameras in school zones close to campus, and drivers will face heavy fines for driving too fast.
GRAPHIC CAPTION: Map of speed cameras installed within five minutes of Canisius College. Cameras with a yellow star indicate flashing beacons.