School Zones in Hancock and Chesapeake Beach
Lanham, MD; March 29, 2012—Optotraffic, the nation’s leading provider of speed camera enforcement systems, recently deployed school safety equipment in communities of Hancock and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Both deployments came at the request of local authorities who were concerned about speeding traffic passing the schools.
Hancock is located in Western Maryland in Washington County where the elementary, middle and high schools are clustered on Main Street. Hancock Elementary was one of only four elementary schools in the state recognized for overall achievement by the Maryland School Performance Program. Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk says, “There is simply no more important public safety task than keeping our kids safe. We’ve installed an automated camera because controlling speeds in our concentrated school zone is one of our highest priorities.”
In Chesapeake Beach, the elementary school is located on Bayside Road, a state highway in Calvert County, Maryland. Located on a 10 acre campus including nature trails, Beach Elementary is designated as one of the Maryland Governor’s Green Schools. “We have explored all of our options to ensure that motorists respect the law and the safety of our children. Optotraffic’s speed camera solution fits in nicely with our public safety strategies,” stated Chesapeake Beach’s Town Administrator, Dr. James Parent.
Optotraffic, LLC is the USA’s leading provider of equipment and services for the Automated Speed Enforcement industry. The firm provides patented LIDAR sensor technology, unmanned operation, wireless data transmission, infrared flashes and routine portability facilitates (re) deployment in multiple locations. Optotraffic also offers a complete spectrum of services including equipment design, manufacturing, maintenance, deployment, citation processing, call centers, court docket preparation, web-based reporting and law enforcement officer training. Visit www.optotraffic.com for more information.