NovoaGlobal is a worldwide company that is interested in creating safety awareness
among the different communities across the globe. The company is on a mission to aid in finding
a solution that helps the organization use the technology in a better way. NovoaGlobal is a
company that deals with traffic safety, public safety, and the provision of an integrated solution.
The traffic safety entails the application of automated traffic and creating awareness about traffic
safety. Conversely, public safety constitutes even the ability to trace the criminals while the
integrated solution is finding the overall solution in public and traffic safety. The paper is going
to address the topic of speeding to the role of the school zone automated speed cameras based on
a case study.
Historically, the automated speeding was in place in 1910 in the United States even
though the technology by then was not comprehensive. The primary mission of automated speed
technology is a reduction in accidents and crashes related to speed (Boyle et al., 1998).
Subsequently, since its interception, the report has indicated that the automated speed is
responsible for almost 50% reduction rates in the injuries and fatalities linked to speed. The
learning institutions zones are supposed to have the automated speed based on the number of
people within the institutions.
Statement of the Problem
The fatalities and accidents resulting from the speed has been reported as part of so many
deaths across the world. Conversely, the school zone is a place where there is constant
movement throughout the vehicles and the people who are walking within the institution.
Therefore, the automated speed tech in a school zone would curb the speed-related injuries and
fatality within the school. The number of surveys has been conducted on the effectiveness of
automated speed in reducing motor vehicle accidents (Chen et al., 2005). The several case
surveys conducted on the enforcement program shows almost 70% approval. In the year 2002,
after nine months of installing the speed cameras in Washington, there was a telephone survey in
gauging the public opinion, it was reported that 56% approved and appreciated the importance of
The solution to the Problem
The speed cameras enforcement program will save lives and reduce speed. The primary
role of the automated speed system is the reduction of speed up to a certain moderate level. The
school zone, just like other related restricted residents, is supposed to operate with at least 30
miles per hour. A highway enforcement plan will ensure a reduction in the speed of motor
vehicles that are responsible for accidents and injuries. The case study in Washington shows that
the program can operate highway speed urban Arial. Therefore, there were plans to expand the
program to another freeway for the extensive and effective use on speed. The school zone, just
like any other urban Arial, can implement the program as a speed monitoring system that
monitors all the moving vehicles in the school zone. Generally, many reports and studies have
applauded the automated speed program key factor in the reduction of injuries and fatalities
related to speeding by around 15% to 20%. The school zones as a public institution need to
implement the program as they have previously been affected by the cases of fatalities and
injuries related to speeding.
The program implementation and design may be faced with some issues such as
legislation factors and financial issues. However, the automated speed is a noble idea that several
case studies have approved a critical factor in the reduction of speed-related deaths. The schools
are in dire need to put the system in place that would see the reduction in fatalities related to
speed and monitoring of motor vehicles within the premises.
Boyle, J. M., Dienstfrey, S. J., Sothoron, A., & Schulman, R. (1998). National survey of
speeding and other unsafe driving actions. Volume 2, Driver attitudes and behavior (No.
DOT-HS-808-749). United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Chen, G. (2005). Safety and economic impacts of photo radar program. Traffic injury
prevention, 6(4), 299-307.