Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-41.3
Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016

SECTION 31-41.3-3

§ 31-41.3-3. Automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system authorized and defined.

(a) The state department of transportation and the municipalities of this state are hereby authorized to operate "automated school-zone-speed-enforcement systems."

(b) For the purposes of this chapter:

(1) An "automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system" is an automated traffic-speed-enforcement system operated within one-quarter ( 1 / 4 ) mile of any type of school in the state of Rhode Island;

(2) An "automated traffic-speed-enforcement system" is defined as a system using one or more vehicle detectors in combination with photography to identify and provide a photographic image of vehicles which are exceeding the posted speed limit, or the speed limit designated by state law or regulation, for a given school zone, and may be in fixed or mobile configurations; and

(3) A "school zone" is defined as anywhere within a one-quarter ( 1 / 4 ) mile radius of any type of school in the state of Rhode Island.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 164, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 165, § 1.)