§ 31-41.3-2. Legislative findings.
It is hereby found and declared that ever-increasing violations of the state's school-zone speed laws and regulations place both motorists and students using the state's streets and roadways within school zones in danger. The legislature hereby declares that the use of technology to reduce aggressive and dangerous speeding is in the best interest of public safety and therefore adopts a policy of authorizing the use of automated traffic-speed-enforcement systems in school zones within the state of Rhode Island. These systems shall be used in conjunction with civil penalties imposed upon the owners of speeding vehicles in order to reduce speeding violations.
Nothing in this chapter shall supersede any criminal or civil penalty or sanction against the driver of a vehicle who is cited by a law enforcement officer for a speeding violation in a school zone.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 164, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 165, § 1.)