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File #: ORD. 2021-371    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/14/2022 Final action: 2/14/2022
Title: To amend ch. 27, art. V, div. 1 of the City Code by adding therein a new section 27-132, concerning the use of photo speed monitoring devices in highway work zones and school crossings.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney, Stephanie Lynch, Ann-Frances Lambert, Katherine Jordan, Vice President Robertson, Reva Trammell, President Newbille, Michael Jones
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-371
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To amend ch. 27, art. V, div. 1 of the City Code by adding therein a new section 27-132, concerning the use of photo speed monitoring devices in highway work zones and school crossings.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 27, Article V, Division 1 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and hereby is amended and reordained by adding therein a new section numbered 27-132 as follows:
Sec. 27-132. Use of photo speed monitoring devices in highway work zones and school crossing zones; penalty.

(a) For purposes of this section, "highway work zone" has the same meaning ascribed to it in Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-878.1. The term "active," when modifying the term "highway work zone," means when any workers are present due to emergency or pursuant to an approved work in street permit. "Photo speed monitoring device" means equipment that uses radar or LIDAR-based speed detection and produces one or more photographs, microphotographs, videotapes, or other recorded images of vehicles. "School crossing zone" has the same meaning ascribed to it in Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-873. The term "active," when modifying the term "school crossing zone," means the time when the signs required by Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-873 are in operation pursuant to Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-873.
(b) The Department of Police may install and operate photo speed monitoring devices, within the municipal boundaries of the city, in school crossing zones for the purposes of recording violations of Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-873 and in highway work zones for the purposes of recording violations of Code of Virginia, ? 46.2-878.1.
(c) The operator of a vehicle shall be liable for a monetary civil penalty imposed pursuant to this section if such vehicle is found, as evidenced by information obtained from a photo speed monitoring device, to be traveling at speeds of at least 11 miles per hour above the posted school crossing zone or highway work z...

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